Stay in touch with the coast.
Sign up for our newsletter »

Living Spaces

Fish, Nature & Tradition

Three sporting camps: Grant’s, Lakewood, and Bosebuck Mountain, have been luring “sports” to western Maine for over a century.

The Ruggles House of Columbia Falls

Restoration of a circa-1818 Federal-style mansion built for Thomas Ruggles.

Waterfront Whimsy

A vintage waterfront home inspired by Dutch architecture and maritime whimsy.

The Promise of a House and the Future

A moment in time before a house raising and the future it promised.

Friendship, Art & Commerce

Two recently single women forge a friendship, and gain new insights about themselves.

An Ode to a Tiny Shingle-Style Cottage

A little house perched on the rocks in Vinalhaven is a delightful example of rusticator architecture, writes architect Henry N. Cobb.

Lakeside Poetry

A funky camp on Great Pond is transformed into a year-round home with modern touches.

A House of Many Woods

Paul and Jula Sampson make their living selling wood products to the builders of fine homes, so it was only natural that when they built a new home, it included more than 35 varieties of wood.

A Home Project

After building many fine homes for others, this contractor knew just what he wanted when it came time to build a house for himself.

Stairs Mastered

The problem: a steep cliff with 52 steps. The solution: an automated tram that carries people and cargo with the push of a button.

Island Life

When an artist couple wanted to build his-and-her studios on a remote island, they turned to Houses and Barns by John Libby.

Up to Camp

“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.

Grandeur on the Lake

A Kezar Lake mansion built in 1908 had deteriorated by the time the current owners bought it in 2012. Instead of tearing down the historic house and starting over, they brought it back to life.

Permanent Culture

At the Zocalo Permaculture Center in Gouldsboro, the focus is on integrating humans with their environment.

Lucinda’s Little Dream House

The challenge: to design a 376-square-foot house that felt spacious. The result: a simple modern space with just enough room to be inspiring.