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Modern Family

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Owners of an Eisenhower-era ranch discover what’s old is cool again. Photographed by Jared Kuzia From the October 2017 issue of Down East magazine. n the 1960s, guests could enter Bill and Kate Corrigall’s Portland home through a basement door, grab a drink at a white-and-gold mosaic-tiled bar, and proceed to a carpeted dance floor […]

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Hearth & Soul

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Amy and Alden Philbrick strip, polish, and perfect one of Cape Elizabeth’s oldest homes. Photographed by Brian Vanden Brink From the September 2017 issue of Down East magazine  he Cape Elizabeth home in which Amy and Alden Philbrick reside much of the year couldn’t have fallen into more loving hands. Designed in 1910 by celebrated […]

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Labor of Love

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A father designs an accessible, energy-efficient home for his quadriplegic daughter. By Sara Anne Donnelly Photographed by Jared Kuzia ander around Portland’s Oakdale neighborhood, and we bet you’ll notice 363 House. A silver-and-tangerine pop among staid Victorian homes, it has corrugated galvalume steel siding where its neighbors’ have cedar clapboards, crisp right angles instead of […]

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Holy House!

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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 […]

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Forward to the Past

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A Perry couple is putting antique houses back together — starting with their own. Photographs by Joyce Jackson and Michael D. Wilson hile many people are tearing down walls in their antique homes in pursuit of trendy open floor plans, Joyce Jackson and Patrick Mealey are putting them back up. The husband–wife team specializes in […]

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Gale designed the gardens with the help of Back Meadow Farm, of Damariscotta, and it was her idea to use the dormer off Charlie’s office as a bunk room, furnished with beds from an unfinished furniture outlet.

The Sailors’ Nest

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They spent years getting to know their land as campers, so when it came time to build, they knew exactly what they wanted.

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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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Victorian Revamp

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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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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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