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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, Fall 2018

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Farmhouse Refresh

A writer and her designer daughter transform a 19th-century Cape Elizabeth abode.

By Candace Karu 

The Lake Effect

A whimsical shorefront cottage in Camden recalls childhood summers.

By Debra Spark

West Side Story

Portland transplants add a thrilling new chapter to their historic home.

By Sara Anne Donnelly 

Cultivating Zen

An Owls Head homeowner and her gardener’s harmonious relationship yields beautiful results.

By Virginia M. Wright  

Maine Homes Design Awards

Who got top honors from Martha Stewart and other industry heavyweights in our inaugural contest? View the 10 winning projects.


The Guide

Striking black-and-white finds for your home, designer Emily Mattei on pulling off nautical style, artful Wabanaki baskets anyone can collect, roadtripping through Bethel, the backstory on a famed writer’s retreat, adorable cottages for sale, grand old houses in need of saving, and advice on your home and garden conundrums.

Get Inspired

Our current camp crush was once a prop in a Stephen King miniseries, a former chef’s dramatic kitchen makeover, behind the organized chaos in painter John Whalley’s studio, and ReVision Energy’s Phil Coupe tells how to harness Maine’s surprisingly abundant sunlight to power your home.


Homey Things to Do This Season



A writer discovers that Mainers’ trash is full of treasures.

By Suzanne Rico

The People on the Bus

Meet Ben and Meag Poirier, free spirits who are taking time off to find themselves — in a renovated prison bus.

By Sara Anne Donnelly

How to Buy a Maine Home

Start your search with insight from locals on the ground and this insider’s guide.

By Petra Guglielmetti

Why I Live Here

Each issue, we’ll highlight a reader’s sweet view and Maine story. First up: Joanne Dodge, of Lamoine.

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