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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, July / August 2019

Maine Homes by Down East Magazine

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The Guide

Stylish camp décor, vintage postcards to collect, design pros’ patterned-tile picks, a Camden shop stocks pretty, practical finds, three new glamping spots, a luxe lakeside retreat with rusticator roots, a captain’s home ready to be whipped into shipshape, roadtripping through Bridgton, six camps you can own, and advice on your home and garden conundrums.

Get Inspired

This Mount Vernon A-Frame is on point, a Naples cottage gets a rustic-chic update, five minutes with Camden stylist/floral designer Molly O’Rourke, inside the SoPo studio where artist Laurie Fisher procrastinates and paints, and a creative couple brings the outdoors into their Portland bedroom.

New Beginning

After an unthinkable tragedy, a writer finds solace — and fertile ground — at a beloved Wells cottage.

By Laurie O’Neill

Been There, Reno’d That

Owners and pros share tips, tricks, and hard-won wisdom for anyone launching into a Maine camp building or rehab project.

By Laura Wallis

Sweet Rides

Thinking about trading in your tent for a tiny home on wheels? These adventure-ready rigs go the extra mile in terms of comfort and convenience.

By Jen DeRose

Ask the Experts

Planning a move to Maine for the summer or forever? Let these insiders show you how to make the transition smooth and stress-free.

Twin Peaks

In Boothbay Harbor, a hilltop cottage references a beloved family camp across the water

By Sara Anne Donnelly

Happy Place

After decades of summer visits, this longtime camp-goer has a home to call her own in Searsmont.

By Laura Wallis

Sitting Pretty

A family strikes real estate gold on a largely spoken-for stretch of Bridgton’s Highland Lake.

By Amy Sutherland

Sowing Stones

A naturalistic landscape tames a daunting slope in Hancock.

By Virginia M. Wright

Why I Live Here

Reader Jay Pappas used to travel 15 hours from Ohio to his camp on Madison’s Wesserunsett Lake. Now he’s a happy, full-time Mainer.

Cover photo by: James R. Salomon

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