Celebrating Big Skies

Twelve miles from the mainland, overlooking the Lanes Island Preserve, stands a grand white house named Rockaway. Neoclassical corner boards flank the front steps, and two tall spruces stand guard nearby, towering over a gabled roof and reaching toward the … Continue reading

Narrative Structure

The house came first. Then, seeping from its sea-spray-weathered walls and dripping from graceful rooflines, came the inklings of an idea, a niggling desire to write. Then came George Nixon Black, striding into Jane Goodrich’s mind, a smartly dressed character of … Continue reading

Welcome Home

Peter Kohler fondly remembers the winter weekends of his childhood, days of floury snow and thrilling speed. His family started visiting Sugarloaf in the early 1960s, back when T-bar lifts dominated and brown-bag lunches were standard. His family’s accommodations were similarly … Continue reading

Big Plans, Big Views

“There’s a theme to our house,” says Stacey Edelstein as she wraps her hands around a steaming mug of coffee. “I don’t ever want to take out a bottle of Windex if I don’t have to.” Her husband, Rob Edelstein, laughs and … Continue reading

Checks and Balances

When Tyler Karu moved into her home in Falmouth Flats, she knew she wanted to keep the color palette simple and neutral, with one exception. “Blue is my jam,” says the interior designer. She’s sitting with her feet curled up … Continue reading

Heart and Home

In Leeann and Tom Leahy’s house, in the downstairs powder room against a backdrop of cherry-red seahorses and blue mermaids, hangs a framed real estate advertisement. “An Old Shipmaster’s Mansion,” it reads. “Built in 1792, restored in 1921, and located in the heart of the old … Continue reading

High Concept

What is so appealing about sleeping in a tree house? It’s a question I return to time and again as I explore three tree dwellings that have been erected on the coast of Georgetown, a series of little woodland homes perched … Continue reading

Art History

Brad Maushart lives in a big old house in the middle of Kennebunkport, which may or may not be haunted. The building used to be the home of a sea captain, who imported salt to Maine, and according to Maushart, there … Continue reading

Playful + Practical

The year was 1999, and Kate Mathison was walking along Portland’s Eastern Promenade when she saw a vintage VW bus. She began nosing around the vehicle. “I was trying to figure out who owned it so I could get my angle … Continue reading

DIY Dream House

Sarah Madeira Day and Wesley Day have transformed a historic Cumberland Foreside house into a bright, happy home for their young family. All it took was months of work, some hard-learned know-how, and buckets of elbow grease.