Features

The Rugged, Raw Beauty of Moosehead Lake

PORTRAIT OF PLACE - September 2014 
By Sophie Nelson | Photography by Nicole Wolf

At the edge of the North Woods, Greenville on Moosehead Lake is a Maine home for people who love peace, quiet, and outdoor adventure

The stunning view from the porch of Greenville's Blair Hill Inn and Restaurant

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Boldly Modern

FEATURE - September 2014 
By Debra Spark | Photography by Jeff Roberts 

A Massachusetts couple, two builders, and one architect create a home full of surprises

The shell of the house has vernacular elements along with contemporary features. A hidden element: an automated system from Seacoast Security of Freeport that allows the homeowners to control lights, thermostats, and security cameras remotely.

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Peace like a River

FEATURE - September 2014 
By Sarah Stebbins | Photography by Nicole Wolf

A York Harbor couple's serene home embraces guests and the surrounding landscape 

A lifeguard’s chair is the perfect grandchildren-watching perch.

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Rustic Update

FEATURE - September 2014 
By Debra Spark | Photography by Trent Bell | Styling by Janice Dunwoody

A log cabin that is as versatile as it is beautiful

The gable roof truss above the screened porch references the gable roof truss at the front entrance and the exposed trusses of the great room. The roof has a purlin structure, which means the beams run horizontally along the length of the roof, instead of up and down the roof, as rafters do. The tail ends of the purlins can be seen on the underside of the higher and lower roofs here.

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Camp-Inspired Homes

Camps and cabins draw us in to escape from the buzz of daily life. They are often simplified and reflective of their surroundings. Here are six camp-inspired homes that we have fallen in love with. 

Scandinavian vernacular in a Deer Isle artist's home: "Simple Lines and Bright Spaces."

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Design is in the Details

FEATURE - August 2014
By Debra Spark | Photography Irvin Serrano

Remarkable feats of craftsmanship in a Southport estate

Perched on a stone ledge above the ocean, the Coulombe home references Maine’s grand shingle-style “cottages,” but with unconventional details like mahogany trim, a vanishing-edge swimming pool, and stone-walled hot tub.

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Bar Harbor Beauty

PORTRAIT OF PLACE - August 2014
By Sophie Nelson | Photography Nicole Wolf

The summery spirit of Mount Desert Island's beloved town at the edge of Acadia National Park 

A Schooner Margaret Todd sighting — or a cruise around the bay — is a quintessential Bar Harbor experience in the summertime.

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