Driving from Portland to Down East’s Rockport office each week, I always slow down to rubberneck at this adorable renovated church on Route 1 in Edgecomb. With its farmhouse shape and bell tower that appears slightly detached from the main building, the 156-year-old place strikes me as a lovely hybrid: not too churchy, but definitely not your average residence either. The holy-homey balance continues inside, where 17-foot-tall ceilings and 8-foot-tall windows are juxtaposed with cheerful whitewashed and brightly colored rooms. Follow the exit sign out the front door to a little side yard that, when planted with gardens and strung with lights, is pure heaven.
428 US Route 1,
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