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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, September / October 2019

Maine Homes by Down East Magazine

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The Guide

Woven items to complement fall’s palette, Dahlov Ipcar works to collect (or covet), pro paint picks for your front door, cult textiles come to Gorham, a treehouse for grownups, International Style in Cape E., a homey farmhouse that needs a hero, roadtripping through Wiscasset, and straight-shooting advice on your home and garden conundrums.

Get Inspired

This log cabin gives us all the feels, intrepid DIYers put their stamp on a neglected Freeport cottage, five minutes with fashion designer Adele Masengo Ngoy, renowned artist Charlie Hewitt invites us into his Portland studio, and an owner painstakingly restores her George Washington–era tiny home.

Prayer Circles

To say goodbye to her family’s Cushing farmhouse, a writer reflects — and walks laps.

By Jean Rukkila

Restoration Done Right

A meticulously rehabbed Union home offers lessons for anyone embarking on a renovation of one of Maine’s senior residences

By Scott T. Hanson

Look on the Bright Side

Declining prices, changes in state policy, and improved technology mean there’s never been a better time to go solar in Maine.

By Tom Groening

Living History

Sixteen designers reimagine nine rooms and a sunken garden at La Rochelle — a masterpiece of Bar Harbor’s gilded age.

I Think We’re Alone Now

To escape city stress (and crowds), a New York couple sought out a saltwater farm in Cushing.

By Amy Sutherland

Cabin Masters

A family finds solace, and creative footing, at a former summer retreat in Bridgton.

By Sara Anne Donnelly

Hiding in Plain Sight

Design sleight-of-hand makes a lakeside home in Rome disappear

By Elizabeth Choi

Meadow Mist

A tidal pond sets the tone for a serene blue and pink garden in York.

By Virginia M. Wright

Why I Live Here

Sean Fowlds used to hang prints of Maine lighthouses in his Florida home. Now he’s got the real thing framed in his Port Clyde windows.

Cover photo by: Irvin Serrano

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