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High Street Hospitality

September 2015

by Sarah Stebbins | Photography Irvin Serrano 

On Camden’s main drag, a historic inn gets a respectful refresh

 In the hotel’s restaurant, oil paintings by Jean Jack appear to be suspended from the Cole and Son wallpaper trees that hedge the room. Except where noted, Art Collector Maine supplied all of the artwork throughout (and it’s available for sale). Phi Home Designs in Rockport custom-made the pine benches and tables, and Inspired Wire Studio in Portland crafted the copper-pipe light fixtures. 

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Shingle-Style Roots

September 2015

by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Jeff Roberts

A Seal Harbor cottage takes its cues—on a smaller scale— from a beloved family house and the historic architecture of Mount Desert Island

 This shingle-style house designed by William Hanley of WMH Architects and built by E.L. Shea features sheltered spaces so “you can step within the realm of the home even before walking through the front door,” says Hanley. The house takes some cues from the architecture of prolific Mount Desert Island architect Fred L. Savage, who was known for creating similarly varied exterior experiences. 

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Farmhouse Eclectic

September 2015

by Debra Spark | Photography Jeff Roberts

A Bahamas hotelier designs a wholly original house on a former dairy farm in Kennebunk

 The kitchen features marble countertops, an island of silvery reclaimed barnboard, reclaimed oak cabinetry with an espresso stain, and distressed stools. The backsplash makes use of old schoolhouse bricks, which are also employed on the facing wall. 

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A Builder's House

August 2015

by Rebecca Falzano | Photography by Irvin Serrano

What happens when a builder builds his own home? An efficiently constructed house that doesn’t cut any corners on style.

 When building his own home, Geoff Bowley of Bowley Builders took inspiration from farmhouses and barns. In the dining area, a reclaimed wood accent wall provides warmth. 

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Natural Wonder

August 2015

by Sarah Stebbins | Photography Jeff Roberts

A home that communes with the landscape on Littlejohn Island

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Fab Prefab

August 2015

by Debra Spark | Photography Jonathan Reece | Styling Janice Dunwoody

Minimalism meets small space in an ultra-modern design by a tidal cove 

 One enters the house via a deck that Rockport Steel built using fiberglass decking, aluminum posts and floor joists, cable railing, and a teak cap. The deck is a custom add-on to the basic modular design from Rocio Romero. 

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Hearth & Home

July 2015

By Rebecca Falzano | Photography by Irvin Serrano | Styling by Janice Dunwoody

A classic colonial in Freeport gets an addition fit for entertaining.

 An addition where a breezeway once was now serves as a bridge between the living spaces in the main house and a new, expansive mudroom entry, the garage in the lower level of the barn, and an artist’s studio on the second floor of the barn. 

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