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Morning Meditation

View of the Week

Heavy fog over Brettuns Pond in Livermore, and a photographer’s keen eye, focus your attention on the artful geometry of a dock, its surface littered, one suspects, with the detritus (A child’s imaginings? A dog’s stick?) of a summer day well spent. Submitted by: Ted Anderson. Upload your #mainehomelife photos here for a chance to […]

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Ask an Old House Pro: Exterior Painting Pointers

Partner Post: Maine Preservation

In a monthly column, Christopher W. Closs, an expert with Maine Preservation, answers your questions about maintaining antique and vintage homes. Q. I live in a seaside clapboard house built in 1856. Three sides of my home need repainting desperately, as bare wood is showing where paint has peeled off. What are the considerations I […]

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A Rockefeller’s Refuge

Property We Covet

Earlier this year, David Rockefeller gave away a Jericho Bay island, an Andrew Wyeth painting, and millions of dollars to the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve and Maine Coast Heritage Trust. Now those charities, among others, stand to benefit from the sale of the late billionaire’s 14 ½-acre Seal Harbor estate, which went on […]

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Deer Isle Day Trips

Summer Places

For the last three years, I have kept a daily one-sentence journal. Every night, I write down something funny one of my kids said, or something we did, and relive memories from previous years. (There’s one page for each day of the year and each page holds five years’ worth of entries — or three […]

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Walk This Way

Garden Feature

A landscape designer creates a welcoming entry with swirling stonework and colorful, textured plants. Photographed by Douglas Merriam house renovation should make you happy, but whenever Karen and her husband pulled into the driveway of their freshly updated Boothbay home, their spirits sank. The problem wasn’t the house — they loved it, and they loved […]

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A Green to Envy

Sponsored Content: Penelope Daborn Limited

Looking to refresh your rooms with an unexpected shade? Forest green is a natural. When nature creates its compositions, green is the one constant. The lush hue looks as elegant mingling with a riot of color in a wildflower field as it does in winter, when pointy evergreens punctuate the frosty landscape. Because we’re so […]

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Modern Summer Camp Style at the Lake

Partner Post: Houzz

Two window walls let in gorgeous lake views, while barn wood and other reclaimed materials create a relaxed vacation vibe. Despite their love of clean, modern design, the owners of this lakefront vacation home knew that style wasn’t quite right for their kitchen project. Aiming for a more casual look, they hired designer Kristina Crestin […]

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OOB Optics

View of the Week

The pilings of the Old Orchard Beach pier create a kind of prism, dividing and dispersing the sunrise. Submitted by Steven Perlmutter. Upload your #mainehomelife photos here!

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Form, Function, and Family

Before & After

By putting an end to a chronic battle with Mother Nature, architect Kevin Browne brings to fruition one family’s dream dwelling. Photographed by Jack Michaud In 2006, Savas Gunduz and Christy Worsley fell in love with and purchased a three-bedroom, ranch-style house in Falmouth. But the architectural details to which they were originally drawn — […]

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The Great Outdoors

Summer Places

Here’s my camping conundrum: I want to curl up with my family like a wolf pack in a wooded, secluded spot — that is also accessible by station wagon and within a stone’s throw of running water. In the three years Mark and I have been tenting with our kids, we’ve found plenty of conveniences, […]

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