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The owners of Anchour branding agency brought in Caleb Johnson Studio to design a home for designers. Featuring a sleek ...
11/16/2021
Modern Play - Maine Home + Design

The owners of Anchour branding agency brought in Caleb Johnson Studio to design a home for designers. Featuring a sleek dark spruce exterior, the design has an understated look intended to fade and blend with the landscape and achieves the homeowners’ goal of creating a minimal, yet inviting home for entertaining friends and family.

Architect: Caleb Johnson Studio
Landscape Architect: Richardson and Associates⁠
Builder: RP Morrison Builders
Millwork: Northe Woodworking
Story: Katherine Gaudet⁠
Photo: trent bell photography

A few years ago, Stephen and Victoria Gilbert were living in a small townhouse in Auburn, near the offices of their branding agency, Anchour, while they looked for the right place to build their home. They had a good sense … Continue reading →

ATTENTION INTERIOR DESIGNERS: Submit your projects to be featured in our annual Interior Design issue! Highlighting the ...
10/28/2021

ATTENTION INTERIOR DESIGNERS: Submit your projects to be featured in our annual Interior Design issue! Highlighting the best commercial and residential interior design in the state, the ID issue showcases the breadth of talented designers, interior architects, and stylists in Maine. The deadline is Monday, November 1, so submit your projects today!⁠

Project: Samantha Pappas
Photo: Courtney Elizabeth Photographer and Visual Storyteller

https://mainehomedesign.com/2022-interior-design-submissions/

The November/December architecture issue of MH+D is here! Our most popular issue of the year, this month we highlight th...
10/26/2021

The November/December architecture issue of MH+D is here! Our most popular issue of the year, this month we highlight the best commercial and residential architectural projects in the state, from modern cabins up the coast to gorgeous workspaces in Portland. We also take a look inside a fabulous compound on MDI (complete with a traditional tea house), explore a modern residence in New Gloucester designed with adventurous twists in the vernacular, and showcase the napkin sketches of Maine architects completed in 30 minutes at our first Drink and Sketch event. Pick up your copy today!

Architect: SPAN Architecture
Builder: @Brian D. Shaw
Photo: William Waldron

https://www.themainemag.com/product/nov-dec-2021-mhd/

MH+D is proud to sponsor the Maine Craft Association’s Apprentice Program Exhibition Reception. The event showcased work...
10/25/2021

MH+D is proud to sponsor the Maine Craft Association’s Apprentice Program Exhibition Reception. The event showcased work by Maine-based craft artists and apprentices and celebrates the mentor artist/apprentice relationship as a way to generate creative entrepreneurship, envisioning a sustainable and resilient craft sector for Maine.

Photography by Dave Dostie.

When designer Kate Davis purchased the circa-1922 cottage on Mount Desert Island that she grew up visiting as a child, s...
09/28/2021
Past Perfect - Maine Home + Design

When designer Kate Davis purchased the circa-1922 cottage on Mount Desert Island that she grew up visiting as a child, she opted to carefully renovate the historic building for her own adult children to enjoy. Read about the restoration of this beloved childhood getaway!

At the start of each season, Kate Davis and her parents would migrate from Manhattan to the southeastern shore of Mount Desert Island, Maine.

With a focus on highly efficient, small-footprint homes, Cumberland-based collaborative The Nesting Ground is working to...
09/17/2021
Bringing It All Together - Maine Home + Design

With a focus on highly efficient, small-footprint homes, Cumberland-based collaborative The Nesting Ground is working to design communities from the ground up. “Building efficient structures is one thing, but to build the community, you have to build from the inside out, and from the outside in,” says architect Emily Mottram.

Some home design trends that have been taken for granted over the past few decades are starting to shift. Nationwide, the square footage of new builds is a bit lower; lot size is going down. Open plans are losing steam … Continue reading →

If you're interested in sustainable building, the green economy, or simply making your house more energy efficient, star...
09/17/2021

If you're interested in sustainable building, the green economy, or simply making your house more energy efficient, starting today join our nonprofit partner PassivhausMAINE for their ninth annual Fall Forum on September 17 and 18. This event will consist of online seminars, on-site tours of passive house builds, and the opportunity to connect with passive house insiders, designers, builders, and enthusiasts. Register online today!

https://phmeforum.org

Are you ready for fall? Embrace the cooler temps with MH+D’s October issue! This month our cover story showcases a ’70s ...
09/16/2021

Are you ready for fall? Embrace the cooler temps with MH+D’s October issue! This month our cover story showcases a ’70s Cape Elizabeth bungalow renovated by architect and homeowner Jocelyn O Dickson Architecture and builder Matt O'Brien of O'Brien Wood & Iron LLC, creating a contemporary residence designed to accommodate a growing family. Grab your copy today!

Photo by Greta Rybus.

https://www.themainemag.com/product/october-2021-mhd/

“Imagine a Wolf,” the first children’s book by Maine artist, author, and illustrator Lucky Platt tells the story of a so...
09/10/2021
All the Better to Hear You With - Maine Home + Design

“Imagine a Wolf,” the first children’s book by Maine artist, author, and illustrator Lucky Platt tells the story of a soft-hearted canine learning resilience in a medium of oils, pencils, and pen. Wolf gets hurt, Platt says. “Someone calls Wolf a name, and you can see that Wolf is hurt. But Wolf gets up again.” Read about the multi-media artist creating magical worlds (including cardboard dioramas) to teach children about real-life skills.

Platt’s first children’s book, Imagine a Wolf, tells the story of this generous, hopeful creature in beautifully colored fine strokes.

Located on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Rangeley, this family camp was renovated into a full-time residence w...
09/08/2021
Second Childhood - Maine Home + Design

Located on the shores of Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Rangeley, this family camp was renovated into a full-time residence with plenty of space for friends and family to visit. A large part of the renovation was rebuilding a covered porch on the front of the house that had been previously torn down, providing plenty of lakeside seating for entertaining, reading, or enjoying an afternoon cocktail.

One day in 1993, Dan Higgins got a call from his brother Jim. “Guess where I am?” asked Jim, his voice barely suppressing his excitement. “It looks just like it did when we were kids!” At that moment, Jim was … Continue reading →

Perched between Biddeford’s Hills Beach and a marsh near the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, a coastal cottage h...
09/01/2021
Coastal Allure - Maine Home + Design

Perched between Biddeford’s Hills Beach and a marsh near the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, a coastal cottage has an ideal vantage point for birdwatching. The owners of the seaside residence “were passionate about the neighborhood and maintaining a small, intimate house that feels like them and is appropriate to the area,” says designer Tyler Elizabeth Karu, who worked with the clients through every step of the home renovation. “They wanted something that felt very clean, unembellished, and with a relation to its surroundings.”

We’re both pretty down-to-earth outdoors people,” says Denyse Wise of herself and her fiancé, Eric Junker. “Being around nature is important to us.” “I’m a big water guy,” agrees Junker. “I paddle board every day.” Junker’s great-grandparents first bought property … Continue r...

Come watch Maine designs strut down an outdoor runway on Thursday, September 9 from 5 - 8 p.m. when our nonprofit partne...
08/26/2021

Come watch Maine designs strut down an outdoor runway on Thursday, September 9 from 5 - 8 p.m. when our nonprofit partner Maine Crafts Association hosts their annual STITCH fashion fundraiser show at Urban Farm Fermentory. Learn more at www.MaineCrafts.org.

Photo: Kyle Dubay

The leaves haven’t turned yet, but autumn in Maine is just around the corner and with it comes our September issue! This...
08/26/2021

The leaves haven’t turned yet, but autumn in Maine is just around the corner and with it comes our September issue! This month we are leaning into the start of cozy season, highlighting a camp in Rangeley filled with wood and warm colors, an Acorn Deck House in Yarmouth lined with windows looking out on the ocean, and our cover home, a 1920’s beach cottage in Biddeford created by architectural designer Tessa D. Manning and built by David Szeredy, with interiors designed by Tyler Elizabeth Karu. Grab your copy today to make the leap into fall!

Photo: Erin Little

Partner Content: Located in the village of Southwest Harbor, Harbor House Community Service Center is a nonprofit that w...
08/12/2021

Partner Content: Located in the village of Southwest Harbor, Harbor House Community Service Center is a nonprofit that works with the communities of Mount Desert Island. With seven program areas and a roster of more than 40 health, fitness, educational, community-based, and youth-focused classes and activities, Harbor House has served every age group and economic level for 55 years and counting.

https://www.harborhousemdi.org/

On Saturday, August 14, join our nonprofit partner Friends of Acadia  for the 32nd annual benefit at 7:00 p.m. This onli...
08/10/2021
Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit

On Saturday, August 14, join our nonprofit partner Friends of Acadia for the 32nd annual benefit at 7:00 p.m. This online or virtual event includes a live silent auction and an exciting paddle raise, with all proceeds going to Green Acadia. Help celebrate Acadia National Park and raise critical funds for conservation projects in the park!

Join us for the 32nd Annual Benefit and Auction

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08/09/2021

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The renovation of this compact home in the Bayside neighborhood of Portland proved to be far more involved than the owne...
08/09/2021
Small Wonder - Maine Home + Design

The renovation of this compact home in the Bayside neighborhood of Portland proved to be far more involved than the owners initially thought. “The potentially naive calculation I made was that, even if we found terrible stuff as we renovated, it wouldn’t take much to fix because it was so small,” says Alex Lehnen, who is now a principal at Winkelman Architecture. Along with artist Joy Grannis, who designed the terraced garden in the backyard, Lehnen worked through the home piece by piece to create a gorgeous design while remaining mindful of a smaller budget.

In 2013, when Alex Lehnen, who is now a principal at Winkelman Architecture, purchased a house in the Bayside area of Portland with artist Joy Grannis, he says, “The small house movement was taking off, but the compact category was … Continue reading →

Attention Architects: Submissions are now open for MH+D’s annual architecture listing! As Maine's leading design authori...
08/09/2021
2021 Architecture Submissions - Maine Home + Design

Attention Architects: Submissions are now open for MH+D’s annual architecture listing! As Maine's leading design authority, the team at MH+D spends the year seeking out the best residential and commercial architecture projects throughout the state, culminating in our wildly popular Architecture issue at the end of the year.

Submit your projects by August 30 for consideration to be featured in the 2021 Architecture issue of Maine Home + Design!

As Maine’s leading design authority, the team at MH+D spends the year seeking out the best residential and commercial architecture projects throughout the state, culminating into our wildly popular Architecture issue at the end of the year. Previously published in … Continue reading →

Reminder: Taste of Waterville is happening tomorrow!Partner Content: Are you craving live music and great food? Check ou...
08/03/2021
Taste of Waterville Featuring Local Food & Entertainment

Reminder: Taste of Waterville is happening tomorrow!

Partner Content: Are you craving live music and great food? Check out Taste of Waterville, presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce! Central Maine’s largest food and music festival, the Taste of Waterville features live entertainment, wine and beer gardens, vendor booths, restaurants, and food trucks. The event will run from noon to 11 p.m. at the Head of Falls in Waterville on Wednesday, August 4. See you there!

This year’s event will feature live entertainment, amazing food from our local restaurants, a beer garden with live bands, and more.

Designed by recycled arts activist and artist Thomas Dambo, the giant wooden forest trolls that have taken up residence ...
08/02/2021
Meet The Guardians of the Seeds - Maine Home + Design

Designed by recycled arts activist and artist Thomas Dambo, the giant wooden forest trolls that have taken up residence in the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens this summer serve as a reminder that you are never too old to believe in magic.

The Maine Guardians of the Seeds, who have taken an oath to protect the earth have collected seeds to last to the end of time.

Contribute to our reader insights section! Tell us your favorite "back to school" staple (kid or adult!) and why you lov...
07/29/2021

Contribute to our reader insights section! Tell us your favorite "back to school" staple (kid or adult!) and why you love it for a chance to be featured in the September issue of MH+D. Send your answers to [email protected] by Friday, 7/30.

“Women of Vision,” an exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum that opened in late May, celebrates 13 women who have made la...
07/27/2021
Showcase Archives - Maine Home + Design

“Women of Vision,” an exhibit at the Farnsworth Art Museum that opened in late May, celebrates 13 women who have made lasting contributions to the culture of Maine.

Women of Vision July, 2021 | By: Rachel Hurn Every July the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland hosts a monumental summer gala—their largest fund-raising event of the year—complete with dinner, dancing, and cavorting on the museum grounds. The party’s purpose is to present the Maine in America A...

Partner Content: Are you craving live music and great food? Check out Taste of Waterville, presented by the Mid-Maine Ch...
07/27/2021
Taste of Waterville Featuring Local Food & Entertainment

Partner Content: Are you craving live music and great food? Check out Taste of Waterville, presented by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce! Central Maine’s largest food and music festival, the Taste of Waterville features live entertainment, wine and beer gardens, vendor booths, restaurants, and food trucks. The event will run from noon to 11 p.m. at the Head of Falls in Waterville on Wednesday, August 4. See you there!

This year’s event will feature live entertainment, amazing food from our local restaurants, a beer garden with live bands, and more.

One of the most significant features of this compact cape house in Kennebunk (designed by KW Architects and built by Sco...
07/26/2021
Business In The Front, Party On The Deck - Maine Home + Design

One of the most significant features of this compact cape house in Kennebunk (designed by KW Architects and built by Scott Raymond) is the second floor deck that opens off of the kitchen and main living area, allowing the owners to visually expand their home, in addition to creating an indoor-outdoor living experience. Deck party, anyone?

A nomadic family teams up with Kristi Kenney of KW Architects and builder Scott Raymond to bring their Kennebunk home to life!

Maine Home+Design is proud to have sponsored the Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour. The self-guided event featured gardens with...
07/22/2021

Maine Home+Design is proud to have sponsored the Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour. The self-guided event featured gardens with native plants, pollinator habitats, ocean views, historical homes, and more. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Fort Williams Park.

Photography by Dave Dostie.

MH+D is proud to have partnered with Knickerbocker Group for the national launch and book signing of “The Maine House,” ...
07/19/2021

MH+D is proud to have partnered with Knickerbocker Group for the national launch and book signing of “The Maine House,” an exploration of the most original, authentic, and evocative houses in Maine. Held at COVE by KG, the launch was celebrated with drinks, hors d'oeuvres, and books available for signing.

“The Maine House”
Publisher: Vendome Press
By: Maura McEvoy and Basha Burwell
Text by: Kathleen Hackett

Event photos by Dave Dostie.

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