Fall 2021

Geo Neptune

Five Minutes With Geo Neptune

Q & A

The Passamaquoddy master basket maker/educator/drag queen on living with a menagerie, “gateway plants,” and honoring Molly Neptune Parker’s legacy.

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A modest 1,100 square feet and sporting Maine-milled cedar siding and rooftop solar panels, this York home, designed by Portland’s Caleb Johnson Studio, embodies several Pretty Good House principles.

How to Design a Pretty Good House

Expert Advice

Niftier than its tongue-in-cheek name suggests, the grassroots building standard launched in Portland balances cost and energy performance.

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The Claremont and Spruce Point Inn

Bold Patterns and Paint Combos Transformed These Historic Hotels

Lodging

Bold Patterns and Paint Combos Transformed These Historic Hotels Two Gilded Age inns get new owners — and inventive new looks. TEXT BY MICHAELA CAVALLARO Updating a historic hotel is a bit of a catch-22: Bring it too close to today’s trends and you’ll alienate repeat guests who fell in love with the legacy look. [...] Read More

Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Realtor/science writer/self-proclaimed “house geek” Hannah Holmes on harvesting your own lumber, Maine’s drought, and more.

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