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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, Summer 2021

Maine Homes by Down East Magazine

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The Guide

Porch-ready products to boost your home’s curb appeal, Maine-made decoys to collect, brilliant locally crafted lighting, the Kennebunkport Captains Collection revives four storied inns, meet a Cape Elizabeth house portrait artist, a blue to-do in Waterville, the backstory on a Revolutionary War vet’s Swan Island Federal, the former Cherryfield General Store needs a hero, and candid answers to your home dilemmas.

Get Inspired

We’re crushing on this Oquossoc log cabin expansion, DIYers transform a dated Greenwood camp, five minutes with Portland artist Pam Chévez Zendejas, Saco antiques dealer Erin Donovan shows how to help your shelves, Portland’s Neon Dave wants to turn you on to light as an art form, and how a kitchen designer outfits his Morrill cook space.

Cool Companions

In a brave new working and recreating from home era, Mainers are building inventive studios, offices, and hangout spaces in their own backyards.
By Jesse Ellison

Past Perfect

A new book celebrates the knotty-pine, windows-thrown-open to-the-breeze beauty of archetypal Maine houses.

Island Escape

An eccentric real estate magnate’s 1898 estate on Falmouth’s Clapboard Island is ready for the next century.
By Sarah Stebbins

Play House

On a Windham pond, a once-seedy hangout becomes the stuff of childhood fantasies.
By Jesse Ellison

Retro Redux

A family feels right at home in a Cumberland ranch with groovy left coast vibes.
By Sara Anne Donnelly

Common Threads

Artfully placed works of whimsy lend continuity to a Harpswell garden.
By Virginia M. Wright

Why I Live Here

A couple finds solace on a Falmouth property with wildflowers, berry bushes, fruit trees, and a virtual driving range.

Cover photo by Myriam Babin

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