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In Defense of January

In Defense of January

Sarah's Blog

It’s only January — the road ahead is long (and probably treacherously icy), but for now, I’m trying to look at the bright side of these darkest days of the year.

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Scarborough home

Into the Woods

Property We Covet

With its artful stone fireplace and wraparound windows showcasing a view straight out of Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening, this three-season porch puts a whole new shine on winter. We feel we could withstand a string of bomb cyclones if only we could watch from those cozy rockers. The room is part of […]

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Morning Glory

Morning Glory

View of the Week

Like Monet’s haystacks, these South Portland fishing shacks hold infinite possibilities for those with an artistic eye.

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Wallingford Hall in Kennebunk

Wallingford Hall

Architecture & Design

On York Street in Kennebunk stands as a shining example of Federal-style architecture — and an early precursor to today’s millennial pink trend.

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Ask An Islander

Building on an Island

As a young(ish) person living year-round on remote North Haven island, I field a lot of how/why do you do it-type questions from mainlanders. I get it — I’ve spent most of my life dwelling in cities and suburbs and once had these same questions myself. Here’s how I respond to the FAQs. Have a […]

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Holy Smokes!

View of the Week

I thought I’d seen these gorgeous little fishing shacks portrayed in every possible light. Then Ed Fletcher submitted his take on the familiar South Portland scene, with one shingled wall blazing in the early morning light and a haze of sea smoke feathering in the clouds. Now I’m filled with renewed admiration. Submit your #mainehomelife […]

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Living Longer

Living Longer

Home Feature

Architect Eric Reinholdt updates an ancient house style for a difficult building lot and a tight budget. By Virginia M. Wright Photographed by Meredith Perdue The longhouse is embedded in architect Eric Reinholdt’s aesthetic. As a boy growing up in Cooperstown, New York, he learned about the Iroquois’ communal dwellings from his father, a museum […]

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Maine Vacation Rentals

Maine Vacation Rentals

Vacation Rentals

Think the internet killed the old-school vacation rental agency? Think again. Why the best rental experience is often through a management company — especially in Maine.

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Cushing Glass House

You Could Stay Here

Maine Places

When I was a kid, my happiest summer week was the one when we packed up our minivan and headed for a rental on Long or Sebago Lake. Rather than invest in a camp, my parents liked to try out different spots — and leave at the end of our stay without worrying about paying […]

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Portland Victorian

Urban Oasis

Property We Covet

Imagine being able to head out for a morning kayak or paddleboard ride and get downtown by the start of business. In Portland, there’s a little-known waterfront community tucked along the southern corner of the East Deering neighborhood. Residents share a private beach, where you can launch a small boat, fish, and take in the […]

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