Architecture & Design

Pre Fab Home

Way Fab Prefabs

House Tour

In their quest for affordable, energy-efficient homes, some Mainers are thinking outside the site-built box.

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Pearl Street Carriage House in Portland, Maine

Pearl Street Carriage House

Historic Highlight

If you squint at this postage stamp of a home on Portland’s Pearl Street, you can imagine horses clopping along on cobblestones and swinging in through the arched, story-and-a-half door.

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accessory dwelling unit

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Granny Flat Redux

Home Building

Accessory dwelling units aren’t just for your mother-in-law anymore.

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Maine antique table

(Maine) Antiques Roadshow

Expert Advice

The popular PBS series has never swung through our state — what’s up with that? So we created our own version, enlisting top appraisers to evaluate your Maine antiques.

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Great Pond cabin

Modern Cabin, Deep Roots

As kids, Matti and Chris summered on opposite shores of Belgrade’s Great Pond, in camps that had been in their families for generations. Today, Matti’s brother owns their family’s place. So the couple made a list of the cabin qualities they cherish to create a modern retreat that embodies their fondest memories.

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Governor John Hill Mansion

The Governor Hill Mansion

Historic Highlight

Chances are you’ve driven by Augusta’s Governor Hill Mansion, but do you know the history of the building and its namesake?

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James Fenderson House

James Fenderson House

Historic Highlight

Saco jeweler James Fenderson, who selected his Modern Home #124 from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog and assembled it on Main Street.

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Hartley Lord House

Hartley Lord House

Historic Highlight

A drive along Kennebunk’s Summer Street reveals some of southern Maine’s most architecturally significant high-style homes. But only when the leaves disappear do passerby get a clear view of the breathtaking 1885 Hartley Lord House.

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A. A. Garcelon House

A. A. Garcelon House

Historic Highlight

In 1823, the construction of a bridge across the Androscoggin River linking Maine’s “LA” (a.k.a. the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn) spurred nearly a century of residential growth on the Auburn side. With the influx from its larger, industrial neighbor, Auburn — established as a log driver’s camp in the late 19th century — […]

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Front of Hyde School building in winter

Hyde School

Historic Highlight

Situated on a tree-dotted hill overlooking rolling green space, Bath’s Hyde School appears, at first glance, like your typical picturesque private boarding school. But take a closer look.

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