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

Thoughts on 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

Roadtrips

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

Homes

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

Shopping

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

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Dahlov Ipcar paintings

Wild Things

Antiques

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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