Homes

Dr. Cyrus Hamlin House

Historic Highlight

Dr. Cyrus Hamlin’s 1806 Paris Hill home was originally built as a large farmhouse with an attached barn. Embellishments such as the covered breezeway and full-façade porches came much later. Three years after the house’s construction, Dr. Hamlin and his wife, Anna, welcomed their fifth child, Hannibal, who later became ill. The Hamlin home was […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 — […]

Read More

Daniel Walker House

Historic Highlight

After the close of the American Revolution, the shipbuilding industry in Kennebunkport was booming and development was on the rise. Among those building was Captain Daniel Walker, whose grand 1784 home on Maine Street was designed in the gabled central-chimney style that was prevalent during the Colonial period. Today, the house is seen as exceptional […]

Read More

Warm, Modern Style on the Coast

Partner Post: Houzz

This family retreat strips traditional elements to their essence for a light, bright, updated feel. A retired couple wanted to build a vacation house that they could share with their four grown children and their families. Located on a gently sloping site near Penobscot Bay, the house is inspired by New England’s vernacular forms and […]

Read More

The McIntire Garrison

Historic Highlight

On the banks of the York River stands what is possibly Maine’s oldest home: a circa 1707 garrison constructed with heavy logs that were dovetailed at the joints to create a sturdy, weatherproof envelope — and fortification against Native American raids. Now featuring uncharacteristic clapboard and shingle sheathing and double-hung windows, the home nevertheless retains […]

Read More
Kitchen

Holy House!

House Tour

A late–19th-century neighborhood chapel is transformed into an airy, eclectic home. Photographed by Cait Bourgault he pretty chapel caught Francelle Carapetyan’s eye when she and husband Peter Bixby were scouting an antique Cape in Falmouth, so she wandered downhill for a closer look. Peering through one of the 8-foot-high Gothic windows, the retired French teacher […]

Read More

Samuel Spring House

Historic Highlight

In the 1850s, when Portland’s Western Promenade was largely wooded and swampy, Samuel Spring and his uncle, Andrew Spring, commissioned architect Charles Alexander to design twin Italianate villas that would sit side by side on Danforth Street. At the time, most of the Promenade was owned by J.B. Brown, who hired Alexander to design his […]

Read More

Summer Camp Style for a Lakeside Home

Partner Post: Houzz

A family turns a cookie-cutter home into a classic New England summer getaway on the water. A lakeside home in Maine should look like it belongs on a lake in Maine. That wasn’t the case originally for this home, built in the early 2000s with simple siding and small windows. For a more appropriate look, […]

Read More

These Two Families Help You Make a Home

Advertisement: Hammond Lumber

Nice guys don’t always finish last. In fact, in Maine, they finish first and help families build homes throughout the region. In a world of e-commerce and faceless corporations, it’s nice to know that family businesses like Hammond Lumber still succeed and foster a culture that puts customers first. This personal approach is ingrained in […]

Read More