Introducing Maine Homes by Down East Magazine

Launching the inaugural Maine Homes Design Awards contest with celebrity judges including Martha Stewart and Angela Adams.

Maine Homes by Down East MagazineWe are very pleased to announce our new magazine Maine Homes by Down East.

Maine Homes by Down East is a quarterly publication for homeowners and those dreaming of owning a Maine home. Our mission is to shine a light on Maine’s diverse homes — from architectural marvels to cozy camps and cottages — as well as the state’s landscapes, design traditions, compelling shelter personalities, and singular way of life. Each issue furthers our readers’ understanding and appreciation of the state we are proud to call home and connects them with information and resources they can use when searching for, building, improving, greening, or decorating their own Maine properties.

Down East has been working toward this project since 1994 with its website Plans kicked into high gear two years ago when Sarah Stebbins joined Down East as editor of and relaunched the brand online with an eye toward a stand-alone print magazine.

Sarah Stebbins
Sarah Stebbins

Stebbins will serve as editor of the new publication. A native of Cousins Island, in Yarmouth, she began her career at In Style magazine in New York, where she worked on the launch of In Style Home. She was later an editor at Martha Stewart Living before moving home to Maine to freelance write for publications such as Real Simple, This Old House, and Southern Living.

Maine Homes by Down East will have an initial distribution of approximately 50,000 copies, 60 percent of which will be outside of Maine, reaching key feeder states to Maine’s housing market. In addition to being on 800 newsstands, Maine Homes by Down East will be delivered directly to industry partners. And as a guarantee to advertisers and sponsors, circulation will be audited by the Circulation Verification Council.

Our first issue will be on newsstands this August and will coincide with the culmination of our inaugural Maine Homes Design Awards contest, judged by Martha Stewart, designers Angela Adams and Loi Thai, architect Carter Williams, and architectural photographer Trent Bell.

Media Contacts:
Angie Helton, 207-653-0365, [email protected]
Bob Fernald, 207-594-9544, [email protected]
Advertising Contact: Lawrence Hollins, 207-594-9544, [email protected]

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  1. Paul Reuben

    Will this magazine be available via postal mail subscription?


    • Sarah Stebbins

      Hi Paul,
      If you subscribe to Down East, you will receive the new magazine with your September issue. It will also be on newsstands in Maine in August!

  2. John M. Miller

    As a subscriber, will that continue to be sent quarterly ?

    • Sarah Stebbins

      The first issue will be ship to many subscribers with the September issue of Down East. If you want to make sure you’re on the list please e-mail [email protected]! Thank you!

  3. Ellen

    My husband and I purchased a 100 year old carpenter’s scrap cottage 7 years ago on one of the “calendar islands”, and have been transforming it ever since. Want to see some pics for an issue?

  4. Crystal

    Please include the castle like Home on route 201 in Topsham . I know so many area people who would love to see the inside

    • Sarah Stebbins

      Hi Crystal,

      I’d love to hear a bit more about this house and if you know who owns it. You can e-mail [email protected]. Thank you!

  5. Mary

    We bought a Cottage/camp in Maine last summer. It was built in 1914 and renovated in 2012. We are adding a second story to it this year and have just begun the process. We would love to see some renovations and additions featured in the new magazine!

    • Sarah Stebbins

      Great ideas! Thank you Mary. And best of luck with your addition!

  6. I’m obsessed with their articles. They always show very beautiful homes.

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