September/October 2019

solar power, solar panels on roof

Designed by OPAL; built by GO Logic; photographed by Trent Bell

Look on the Bright Side

Green Living

Declining prices, changes in state policy, and improved technology mean there’s never been a better time to go solar in Maine.

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Sarah Madeira Day and Wes Day Freeport Maine cottage renovation

Clean Slate

Before & After

Intrepid DIYers put their stamp on a neglected Freeport cottage.

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1790 Tiny House in Wiscasset, Maine

These Walls Can Talk!

House Tour

And the owner responsible for meticulously restoring this petite Wiscasset home has been listening.

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Jean Rukkila's family photos of their home in Cushing, Maine

Prayer Circles

My Maine Home

To say goodbye to her family’s Cushing farmhouse, a writer reflects — and walks laps.

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Why I Live Here

Why I Live Here

Sean Fowlds used to hang prints of Maine lighthouses in his Florida home. Now he’s got the real thing framed in his Port Clyde windows.

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Wiscasset, Maine

Photograph by Susan Cole Kelly

A River Town’s Treasures


Wiscasset’s infamous traffic jams are your cue to stop and explore. The village on the Sheepscot is chockablock with antiques shops, boutiques, and splendid ship captains’ homes.

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The Alden House, Scott T. Hanson

Restoration Done Right


A meticulously rehabbed Union home offers lessons for anyone embarking on a renovation of one of Maine’s senior residences.

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Erin Flett

Silk Screen Queen


Designer Erin Flett brings her cheerful, modern textile lines to Gorham.

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Dahlov Ipcar paintings

Wild Things


The art world is seeing renewed interest in iconic Maine painter Dahlov Ipcar, whose work hits a range of price points, appraiser John Bottero says.

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