Architecture & Design

patterned tile

Graphic Details

Architecture & Design

Maine designers share their top patterned-tile picks.

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after bedroom renovation

A New Chapter

Before & After

A dated, dysfunctional master suite becomes a contemporary oasis in a historic home designed by architectural greats.

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green roofs

Winkelman Architecture, one of a handful of Maine architects with experience designing “green roofs,” worked on this foliage-topped Brunswick home.

It’s Alive!

Green Living

The living roof takes root in Maine.

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2019 wallpaper trends

Paper Mates

Architecture & Design

Ready to wake up your walls? Start with these picks from local pros.

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Bar Harbor Historical Society

Photographed by Benjamin Williamson.

Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at LaRochelle

Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at La Rochelle Photographed by Benjamin Williamson. We are delighted to announce Maine Homes by Down East has joined Swan Hospitality Group in sponsoring the 2019 Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at La Rochelle! Sixteen designers have transformed nine rooms in the 1902 La Rochelle mansion — recently purchased by the Bar [...] Read More
Maine's Restaurant scene, Dunstan Tap & Table

Dunstan Tap & Table. Photograph by Erin Little.

Feast Your Eyes

Architecture & Design

Three stylish new places to sip or sup.

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2019 AIA Maine Design Awards

There were 57 projects submitted from 29 architecture firms across the state. They ranged from a modern retreat set atop steel columns on a remote stretch of coast to a reimagined townhouse on a tricky infill lot, to an $8 million school expansion and an office-turned-airy-fitness-studio completed on a $125,000 budget.

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Architect Chris Briley (right) enjoys a nip in his office/studio with fellow architect Phil Kaplan. The pair think of their podcast as “edu-tainment.” Photograph by Mark Fleming.

Drinking Buddies

Architecture & Design

The hosts of Portland’s Green Architects’ Lounge podcast mix tasty cocktails with sustainable building lessons.

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Photograph by David Clough

Winners Circle

Architecture & Design

A bevy of award-winning home-and-design projects.

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