Modern Family

Home Feature

Owners of an Eisenhower-era ranch discover what’s old is cool again. Photographed by Jared Kuzia n the 1960s, guests could enter Bill and Kate Corrigall’s Portland home through a basement door, grab a drink at a white-and-gold mosaic-tiled bar, and proceed to a carpeted dance floor furnished with a built-in wooden bench. Wall speakers pumped […]

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Reid State Park

The Limbo Season

Thoughts on Home

Here we are in not quite fall, a.k.a. the time of year when I force my family to eat homemade soup on a 75-degree day and burnt-orange mums mingle awkwardly with fuchsia geraniums on our back deck. On the front porch, an urn of ornamental cabbage and fountain grass looks similarly at odds with the […]

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Mackerel Cove, Bailey Island

Fresh Perspective

View of the Week

The twisting limbs of a weather-beaten tree form a series of cockeyed “frames” over Bailey Island’s Mackerel Cove, sharpening your focus on snippets of the harbor and delicately clouded sky. – Submitted by Ed Fletcher; upload your #mainehomelife pics here for a chance to be featured!

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Marvin Ultimate Lift-and-Slide Door

What Do Architects Recommend for a New Interior Look?

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What interior finish is a current spin on a classic look, both traditional and contemporary? What color can replicate the feeling of a European metal window, as well as a painted Colonial sash, while giving it a modern interpretation? According to Maine architects, black interior finishes are a trend to watch — and incorporate into […]

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Ask a Lighting Pro: Understanding LED Light Bulbs

Sponsored Content: Fogg Lighting

In a regular column, Sanford Fogg, of Fogg Lighting in Portland, offers his best advice on illuminating your home. Q: It used to be easy to replace a light bulb; now there are so many options, I don’t know what to choose. What do you recommend? A: It’s hard to imagine a household commodity that […]

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Maine Island Home

When “Good Enough” Is Enough

Building on an Island

Building on an Island writer Laura Serino, of Island Apothecary, has moved into her North Haven home with her husband and their new baby — but the projects continue. Read up on their progress and see photos of their finished rooms (and gorgeous bambino) below, and be sure to share your thoughts! – Sarah “Good […]

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Maine island home

From Summer Cottage to Full-Time Home

Partner Post: Houzz

A retired NHL player and his family expand their former vacation home with a big addition and an interesting side-by-side design. Photos by Jonathan Reece Photography After Eric Weinrich hung up his skates and retired from professional hockey, he returned to his native Maine with his wife, Tracy, their two children, and two black Labs. […]

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Tudor Revival Home

Fairytale Find

Property We Covet

Once upon a time, picturesque cottages that looked like they had been plucked from storybooks began popping up in American suburbs. Loosely based on the architecture of England’s late-medieval Tudor period, the early 20th century Tudor Revival cottages featured steeply pitched, cross-gabled roofs, ornamental half-timbering, and stucco- or masonry-veneered walls. One charming iteration of the […]

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Higgins Beach Sunset

So Long, Summer

View of the Week

On Labor Day at Scarborough’s Higgins Beach, the sun sets on a spectacular season — and a family that has savored every last drop. Submitted by phoebeparker; upload your #mainehomelife pics here for a chance to be featured!

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Lady Pepperrell House

Lady Pepperrell House

Historic Highlight

In 1760, anglophile Lady Mary Pepperrell shipped in English craftsmen to build her high-style Georgian home in Kittery Point. Befit with a central pedimented pavilion, fluted Ionic pilasters, and bracketed cornice above the doorway, the home was a monument to Lady Pepperrell’s late husband, William Pepperrell, a successful merchant and the only American to be […]

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