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Maine Homes by Down East Magazine, Winter 2022

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The Guide

Home products in richly hued stripes, Biddeford’s first boutique hotel is a showstopper, artful menorahs by Maine makers, a Norway shop with eclectic décor (and violins?), for a fixer-upper, this Machiasport cutie is not too shabby, and a handsome Queen Anne for a 19th-century earmuff inventor.

Get Inspired

We’re crushing on a Hope new build that heats itself, no more heavy ’90s finishes for this Kittery Point place, five minutes with Bath abstract painter Jana Benitez, following a tragedy, a Fryeburg family builds anew, a Stockton Springs couple’s grand Italianate is resplendent — in gingerbread, harness the Maine outdoors in unexpected holiday displays, and one woman’s quest to renovate Dover-Foxcroft.

Writer’s Retreat

A Phippsburg author finds inspiration, and a 19-year-long project, in a former fish-drying shack.

By Matt O’Donnell

New and Now

From “Granny” wallpaper and Me-Decade shades to drought-proof lawns and locally sourced insulation, here’s what pros are looking forward to in the year ahead.

By Sarah Stebbins

Grand Plan

In Freeport, a builder’s castle-inspired home was designed with family — and indoor scootering! — in mind.

By Sara Anne Donnelly

In Living Color

Splashy shades and a homeowner’s fearless mix-and-match style enliven an oceanfront Scarborough condo.

By Michaela Cavallaro

Old School Cool

Intrepid renovators transform a spitballed former academic building in Gardiner.

By Joyce Kryszak

2022 Maine Homes Gift Guide

From wooden toys made in China (Maine!) to tea towels from Rockland to garden tools from Pownal, here are 26 design-savvy ideas for everyone on your list.

by Annie P. Quigley

Barn Raising

How a farm building became a soaring cookspace with a four-star view.

By Sarah Stebbins

Cover photo by Jeff Roberts

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