Homes

Octagon House

Historic Highlight

Erected in 1858 by a local brickyard owner, Farmington’s Octagon House is one of approximately 19 houses in Maine and 2,000 in the United States built in the Octagon style.

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The Art of the Family Home

Sponsored Content: Wright-Ryan Homes

Over a river and through the woods is an airy farmhouse, finely crafted by Portland’s Wright-Ryan Homes for a busy brood. On a large, wooded plot in Greater Portland, Daniel and Christine Emerson’s sons can dash back and forth between their home and their cousins’, 300 yards away. The property’s thick enclosure of maples, oaks, […]

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Fire and Ice

Outdoor Spaces

For descendants of Maine’s 19th-century Finnish immigrants, the sauna ritual has lost none of its sanctity.

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See a House With a $240 Annual Energy Bill

Partner Post: Houzz

Maine designer Riley Pratt estimates that the average energy bill for his home is less than $20 per month. And that’s including the $10 a month he pays just to have service. To put that into perspective, the average homeowner in Maine spent $2,949 on energy in 2009, according to the most recent data provided […]

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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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