Pretty, earth-friendly home products, these plant/lifestyle shops are part of a growing trend, bring nubby beauty to your space with woven wall hangings, a Portland glamping spot mixes style with 19th-century military history, an Eliot ADU debuts on HGTV with an Emmy winner, Rangeley’s first bank is a Classical Revival cutie on Main Street, and a fearless renovator can help this Queen City Queen Anne shine again.
We’re crushing on this prow-shaped Machiasport place, color and clever solutions transform a Sedgwick cottage, five minutes with Bremen ceramicist Alice Nasto, a new owner is bowled over by his Kennebunkport dome-shaped home, how a Norridgewock powerhouse became an artful residence, and, in Monmouth, a tree-house compound takes root.
Meet 10 colorful, historic architects — including an outspoken modernist and a militiaman who attempted to annex Canada — who profoundly shaped the way Maine looks.
By Virginia M. Wright
2023 Maine Homes Design Awards
Behold the winning projects submitted by pros and readers.
A Colorful Life
Creepy collections and vibrant, gardeny shades converge in a floral designer’s southern Maine Cape.
By Sara Anne Donnelly
In Newcastle, Parisian transplants nurture a nonprofit farm and a new home with an old-world feel.
By Michaela Cavallaro
Maine houses are becoming tighter, cleaner, and, in some cases, nearly or fully self-sustaining. We introduce you to five sets of owners who took different routes to realizing a high-performing home without compromising on dream features.
By Sarah Stebbins
Wild and Free
In Cushing, a garden designer creates a naturalistic haven for family, fauna, and pollinator friends.
By Aurelia C. Scott
Woodsy wallpaper, and paneling from an old stable, lend drama to a Denmark bath.
By Sarah Stebbins
Cover photo by Jeff Roberts.