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
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.
Artist Erin Flett and craftsman Maslen Flett embrace the chaos of modern parenthood and find balance and brightness in their Gorham home.
“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
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
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
A couple returns to Cape Elizabeth—not far from their childhood homes—to start their own family in a beloved beach neighborhood.
Phil Rose, a retired English teacher and Machiasport poet, built the Prowhouse on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic with little more than his bare hands and a poet’s pension. Today, this spirit lives on in his son’s stewardship of the … Continue reading
A father-son team builds a houseboat made for off-the-grid, on-the-water living.
On Littlejohn Island, a longtime Yarmouth couple discovers the upshot of downsizing.