Cheerful terrazzo finds, Maine stoneware to collect, local pros sound off on Pantone’s Colors of the Year, HGTV’s Portland “dream home,” the city’s artisan-centric Venn + Maker gets an update, a Cape Elizabeth lumberyard dedicated to local products, the backstory on a Rockland congressman’s Queen Anne, a Sears kit house in Washburn needs a hero, small houses for sale!, and candid answers to your home dilemmas.
We’re crushing on this St. George cottage on stilts, a night-and-day makeover for a Kennebunkport bedroom, five minutes with Colby artist programs director Daisy Bousquet-Derosiers, Portlander Kels Haley’s sweet new textile line, and inside a fanciful, “shoppable” Kennebunk Airbnb.
That View, Though
For two weeks on Penobscot Bay, a writer is willing to put up with a rental’s many quirks — and bring his own frying pans.
By Gary Schiro
Shipping containers are of a piece with Maine’s maritime setting — so should you live in one?
By Jesse Ellison
The Great Maine Style Guide
Living here presents questions, practical and aesthetic. We’ve got answers, culled from trusted local pros.
By Michaela Cavallaro
Former elite rowers find their niche in a friendly Falmouth neighborhood.
By Sara Anne Donnelly
Best for Last
With the completion of a finely crafted Cape Elizabeth home, a former executive strikes the final item from his bucket list.
By Rachel Slade
Art and curiosities fill every nook in a creative couple’s Gardiner farmhouse.
By Virginia M. Wright
In Gorham, a second-generation grower’s garden sanctuaries are a balm for the community.
By Aurelia C. Scott
Why I Live Here
Channeling the Field of Dreams philosophy, civil service retiree Molly Walpuck built a new life in St. George and now they come — by the carload.
Cover photo by Sian Richards