Somesville’s House of Straw

Built with straw bales, a Mount Desert Island home is practical, energy efficient, and beautiful.

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A Family Transforms an Old Barn Into an Affordable Farmhouse

Partner Post: Houzz

Southern coastal Maine is home to the quintessential New England town of Kennebunk, where barns and countryside are located just up the road from lobster shacks and saltwater. Scott and Karen Benezra bought a piece of land here for themselves and their two kids, complete with an antique barn and farmhouse on the verge of […]

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Victorian Revamp

House Tour

With an eye on a quick sale, a couple updates a tattered old house on Portland’s Munjoy Hill — and they like it so well, they decide to stay.

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Social Scene

My Space

Friends flock to Lucy Benjamin’s kitchen for weekly meals and bags of her famous granola.

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Character Building

Before & After

Strategic upgrades — and gallons of white paint — transform a coastal Cape.

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Built to Last

A couple preserves a family tradition with a new house that bests the original while retaining its warmth and charm.

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