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An Island Childhood

Raising boys on a Maine island in a home built by a fishing legend.

The Pretty Good House

Architect Emily Mottram’s work focuses on efficient, simple designs.

Architectural Elements

Once charted on maps, cupolas provide views and ventilation as well as serving as waypoints.


A historic summer cottage with a lighthouse-inspired tower

An Odd Fellows Hall is Reborn

Brooklin’s historic Order of Odd Fellows Hall was on the verge of falling down, when a team of new owners stepped in and breathed new life into the classic structure.

A Little Lake Cottage with Vintage Charm

Renovation of a small camp on Megunticook Lake retains its period charm.

This Ocean-Focused Work Space Promotes Collaboration and Innovation

The New England Ocean Cluster seeks to promote ocean-related innovation through collaboration.

Modern, Net-Zero, and Very Livable

Peaks Island home combines modern lines and net-zero footprint

From Farmhouse to Summer Retreat

Blue Hill's Curtis house and F.L. Olmstead

Trailer Makeover

A renovation transforms a rundown mobile home into an elegant living space.

The Do It Yourself Dock

It took two summers, but he managed to build his own dock, complete with pilings.

The Architects Build a House for Themselves

Two architects plan and build an efficient, modern home for themselves, taking their cues from the landscape.

Lake House With a Twist

This lake house renovation has a nautical accent: a bar that looks just like a classic wooden runabout.

Writer's Retreat

After years of writing stories on the fly, a journalist builds her perfect writing studio.

The Moses Perkins House

An “extreme makeover” of a historic 19th century house focused on one section of the home’s interior, but left the original exterior and elegant gardens essentially untouched.