Pristine Popham


By Sophie Nelson | Photography by Nicole Wolf

A storied village at the end of Phippsburg peninsula

Framed by driftwood, a picture of Popham Village. Out of the frame, to the left, is the site of the first English colony in North America, established in 1607. To the right is a glimpse of Fort Popham, a battery at the mouth of the Kennebec River. 

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Bluff Top Elegance

FEATURE - March 2015

By Debra Spark | Photography by Trent Bell

A couple builds a contemporary home that feels true to Maine

A view through the covered porch to the water. On the right, a glimpse of a trellis that will soon have greenery leading to the roof. The chimney is made of concrete blocks that have been covered with stucco, which was premixed with color before it was applied. 

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Generations Joined

FEATURE - March 2015

By Debra Spark | Photography by Rachel Sieben

The edgy and traditional merge at a beloved family retreat

The approach to the Eldridge property with a cottage to the left and a bunkhouse to the right. The cottage’s glass gable allows one to look through the house to the sky beyond. In season, the grounds fill with lady’s slippers. 

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Modern Start

FEATURE - March 2015

By Sarah Stebbins | Photography by Jeff Roberts

A couple trades the traditional design of their past for a contemporary townhouse in York

Interior designer James Light added paneling in the living room, connecting the sliding glass doors with the windows above. Robert Abbey’s Archer floor lamp and Craig Mooney’s Night Catch anchor an Eames lounge chair in a tight corner. 

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Falmouth Foreside

PORTRAIT OF PLACE - February 2015
By Sophie Nelson | Photography by Nicole Wolf

An oceanfront community with an urban edge

Falmouth Foreside is just a few minutes’ drive from Portland along the coast. Water views, public beaches, and boat launches abound in this classic New England neighborhood. 

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Designs for Living

February 2015
By Rebecca Falzano


Ariana Fischer’s clients, a young professional couple from D.C., go to their house in Rockport to restore themselves from their hectic urban life. “The house is small,” says Fischer, “which normally can be limiting, but the interiors were designed to create intimate spaces.” Fischer gave each space a distinct intention: a room for him to relax and watch a game in, a room for her to sit by the fire and read in, a dining room that accommodates the many family members and friends who cycle through.

In a children’s bedroom, yellow beds by Schoolhouse Electric pop against white walls and bedding. Fischer says, “This was all about balancing extremes—bold color and monochromatic elements— while embracing the joy and spontaneity of children.”

An expert in mixing styles, Fischer has seamlessly blended traditional furniture with contemporary art. The result is a home that honors traditional Maine style as well as the youth and sophistication of its owners.

/// For more: arianafischer.com 

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Once More to the Beach

February 2015
By Debra Spark | Photography by Jeff Roberts 

Old World styling in a New World home

 Old sea captains brought Chinese porcelains back from their travels, so interior designers Louise Hurlbutt and Annie Talmage of Hurlbutt Designs in Kennebunk decided to add Chinese pots to this nautical-inspired living room. The blue lamps are handblown glass from Oomph. The cherry sideboard is from England. The upholstered furniture was custom made in North Carolina. The pillows are covered in William Yeoward fabric. Things you can’t see but help make this room function: lighting controls and motorized shades by Smart Home Solutions in Kennebunk. 

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