March/April 2019

Rangeley Lake houseboat

Home Floats

Homes

A mid-century houseboat anchors a former helicopter pilot on Rangeley Lake.

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eco-friendly subdivisions

The first house constructed on Cumberland’s Solar Way is outfitted with 20 solar panels (but wired for 30, which would elevate it to net-zero status) and a charging station for an electric car in the garage. The porch is five feet deep — ideal for allowing sunlight into the home in winter and providing shade in the summer. Photograph by Michael Eric Bérubé.

Greener Acres

Green Living

Is one of Maine’s new eco-friendly subdivisions right for you?

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Tracy Davis

Five Minutes with Tracy Davis

Home Design

The interior designer and owner of Urban Dwellings in Portland on delineating an open plan, her favorite spring fix, and how cooking for a crowd aboard an 1871 schooner has influenced her work.

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house tour in Alna, Maine

Fresh Start

House Tour

Seasoned renovators find solace in a riverfront Cape — and a sledgehammer.

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From Rags to Riches

Twenty-three years ago, a writer’s decision to buy on Portland’s Munjoy Hill was considered questionable; now she’s lauded as a real estate genius.

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Clean Sweep

Before & After

Shingle-style flourishes transform a dated suburban home whose owner is descended from one of the genre’s masters.

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Photograph courtesy of Tayla Mac Boutique

Kittery Crafts

Shopping

The Foreside’s eclectic Tayla Mac Boutique specializes in the unusual and the handmade.

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Out of the Woods

Garden Tour

An expansive, serene haven emerges from decades of taming a stony forest.

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Home Rx

Ask Hannah Holmes

Hannah Holmes on stainless steel versus “seal tears,” banishing rodents from barns, and more.

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