Homes

Heart and Home

In Leeann and Tom Leahy’s house, in the downstairs powder room against a backdrop of cherry-red seahorses and blue mermaids, hangs a framed real estate advertisement. “An Old Shipmaster’s Mansion,” it reads. “Built in 1792, restored in 1921, and located in the heart of the old … Continue reading

High Concept

What is so appealing about sleeping in a tree house? It’s a question I return to time and again as I explore three tree dwellings that have been erected on the coast of Georgetown, a series of little woodland homes perched … Continue reading

Art History

Brad Maushart lives in a big old house in the middle of Kennebunkport, which may or may not be haunted. The building used to be the home of a sea captain, who imported salt to Maine, and according to Maushart, there … Continue reading

Playful + Practical

The year was 1999, and Kate Mathison was walking along Portland’s Eastern Promenade when she saw a vintage VW bus. She began nosing around the vehicle. “I was trying to figure out who owned it so I could get my angle … Continue reading

DIY Dream House

Sarah Madeira Day and Wesley Day have transformed a historic Cumberland Foreside house into a bright, happy home for their young family. All it took was months of work, some hard-learned know-how, and buckets of elbow grease.

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Color Theory

Artist Erin Flett and craftsman Maslen Flett embrace the chaos of modern parenthood and find balance and brightness in their Gorham home.

Breathing It In

“We built this place for our art collection,” says artist Charlie Hewitt. We’re standing in his Yarmouth home, a renovated hardware store with large windows that overlook Main Street and fill the living room with light. The layout of the … Continue reading

Slope-Side Living

Builder Mark Fournier and his wife, Venise, will be the first to tell you that a builder’s house is never done. They’ll also tell you that the house itself doesn’t matter—as long as the family is together. This current house of … Continue reading

Village People

It’s the very last week of winter when I visit Gail and Bill Frongillo’s house on Broad Street in Bethel—cold enough for Gail to turn on the heat when we walk in, but close enough to spring that the backyard gardens are … Continue reading

Cape Comeback

A couple returns to Cape Elizabeth—not far from their childhood homes—to start their own family in a beloved beach neighborhood.