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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.

What better way to celebrate summer in Maine than with the August issue of MH+D? This month, we highlight a summer getaw...
07/19/2021

What better way to celebrate summer in Maine than with the August issue of MH+D? This month, we highlight a summer getaway in Kennebunkport designed to entertain large groups with ease, a cape in Kennebunk with a funky, modern twist, and the cover story, a gorgeous compact home in the Bayside neighborhood of Portland designed by Alex Lehnen of Winkelman Architecture. We also talk to artist Erica Moody, whose architectural metalwork and handcrafted tableware can be found in many of the homes that we’ve featured over the years, and take a look inside the fabulous world of Jan Haedrich, owner and head designer of MME.Mink who has been referred to as the “Slim Aarons” of handbags. Finish out summer 2021 in style and grab your issue today!

Photo: Jeff Roberts

What better way to celebrate summer in Maine than with the August issue of MH+D? This month, we highlight a summer getaway in Kennebunkport designed to entertain large groups with ease, a cape in Kennebunk with a funky, modern twist, and the cover story, a gorgeous compact home in the Bayside neighborhood of Portland designed by Alex Lehnen of Winkelman Architecture. We also talk to artist Erica Moody, whose architectural metalwork and handcrafted tableware can be found in many of the homes that we’ve featured over the years, and take a look inside the fabulous world of Jan Haedrich, owner and head designer of MME.Mink who has been referred to as the “Slim Aarons” of handbags. Finish out summer 2021 in style and grab your issue today!

Photo: Jeff Roberts

Thanks to a meticulous renovation, this 1960’s-era family camp on Mount Desert Island was revitalized to its former glor...
07/13/2021
Midcentury Revelation - Maine Home + Design

Thanks to a meticulous renovation, this 1960’s-era family camp on Mount Desert Island was revitalized to its former glory by Matthew Baird Architects, paying homage to the original Bauhaus-inspired design while also modernizing how the space functions. One of the biggest changes was creating indoor-outdoor spaces, achieved by putting in floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the structure. These walls of glass create the feeling that the perimeter between the domestic space and nature is blurred, allowing the owners to fully immerse themselves in the gorgeous landscape and ocean views from the comfort of their couch.

When William (Billy) and Eleanor Lippincott decided to build a summer cottage for their family on Mount Desert Island in the early 1960s, they didn’t want the typical shingle cottage that was so popular at the time. Instead, they turned … Continue reading →

The 10th Annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, featuring beautiful gardens within easy driving distance of each other, will...
07/08/2021

The 10th Annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, featuring beautiful gardens within easy driving distance of each other, will be held by Friends of Fort Williams Park on Saturday, July 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets ($30) are available now at www.fortwilliams.org. The tour will highlight gardens with gorgeous ocean views, wildlife habitats, native plants, woodlands, and stonework. Those interested in volunteering should contact [email protected]. Proceeds from the tour help finance the Friends’ work including maintaining the four specific gardens the organization has created, controlling invasive plant species at the park, promoting sustainable plant communities that allow for the survival of birds and other wildlife, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment at the park. Buy your tickets today!

The 10th Annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, featuring beautiful gardens within easy driving distance of each other, will be held by Friends of Fort Williams Park on Saturday, July 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets ($30) are available now at www.fortwilliams.org. The tour will highlight gardens with gorgeous ocean views, wildlife habitats, native plants, woodlands, and stonework. Those interested in volunteering should contact [email protected]. Proceeds from the tour help finance the Friends’ work including maintaining the four specific gardens the organization has created, controlling invasive plant species at the park, promoting sustainable plant communities that allow for the survival of birds and other wildlife, and enhancing visitors’ enjoyment at the park. Buy your tickets today!

Due to a strict stylistic building code put in place to maintain the character of Higgins Beach neighborhoods, the owner...
07/08/2021
Surfin' USA - Maine Home + Design

Due to a strict stylistic building code put in place to maintain the character of Higgins Beach neighborhoods, the owners of this Scarborough residence spent two summers in the original structure before bringing in Caleb Johnson Studio and R.P. Morrison Builders to remodel it. The client’s design statement was “clean, bright, simple, and relaxed,” which allowed the architects to play around with various combinations of classic Maine and modern style until they landed on the final design, featuring an interesting silhouette and roofline that maximizes windows facing the ocean.

Many flock to Maine for lobsters, lighthouses, and lazy days. Dominique Fortier and Fred Lalonde adore that quintessential #MaineLife, but what drew them to buy a place on Higgins Beach was a more niche enthusiasm. “Higgins Beach is the Malibu … Continue reading →

Join the Friends of Fort Williams Park on Saturday, 7/17, for the 10th annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, featuring beau...
06/16/2021
10th Annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour - Friends of Fort Williams Park

Join the Friends of Fort Williams Park on Saturday, 7/17, for the 10th annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, featuring beautiful gardens with ocean views, backyard wildlife habitat, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, stone work, historic homes, and more! The event is self guided, with maps and a program available at registration on the morning of the tour. Tickets are $30, with proceeds benefitting the Friends of Fort Williams Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose Ecology Project controls damaging invasive plants and nurtures sustainable plant communities. Established sites support wildlife and provide natural spaces for visitors’ enjoyment. For more information, contact Jennifer at Friends of Fort Williams Park (207-767-3707).

The 10th Annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour tickets are available to purchase NOW! Mark your calendar for July 17th for the Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour. The 10th annual tour will feature beautiful gardens with ocean views, backyard wildlife habitat, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, stone work, h...

When Nate McBride of McBride Architects met with the owners of this six-acre site on Crabtree Point (located on North Ha...
06/15/2021
The Three Cabins - Maine Home + Design

When Nate McBride of McBride Architects met with the owners of this six-acre site on Crabtree Point (located on North Haven) he was able to convince them to situate their summer retreat in such a way that took advantage of every view that the land presented. The result was a series of three rustic cabins (built by Stone Contracting and Building) instead of one larger residence, with a winterized main house as a communal gathering place for living, cooking, and eating (complete with a sleeping loft where the owners stay in the off-season); a rustic primary bedroom-suite cabin where they sleep in the summertime; and a bunkhouse with two bedrooms that share a bath, for when their children or friends come for extended visits.

Architect Nate McBride knows when to go all-in. While homeowners Amy Davis and Bill Ambrose’s first inclination was to use restraint in every aspect of their project, including its siting, McBride challenged that perspective. Ultimately, he persuaded them that the … Continue reading →

Join Portland Bach Experience (Classical Uprising ) and Maine Magazine  for an afternoon of music and revelry! Free and ...
06/09/2021

Join Portland Bach Experience (Classical Uprising ) and Maine Magazine for an afternoon of music and revelry! Free and open to the public, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a carnival concert showcasing the arts in Portland. As you explore, look out for pop-up performances by the Portland Bach Experience orchestra, Ballet Bloom , Shoestring Theater, 240 Strings , and a Fairy Queen drag show. Plus, MH+D will be on the scene to kick off the first MHDkids event, a fun (and free!) chalk activity for the little ones to partake in while enjoying live music and performances from local arts organizations. Chalk will be provided along with a few other fun items for the kids. Wood nymphs and fairies of all ages are invited to imbibe, dance, and celebrate the power of community through great music. Masks required, costumes encouraged.

https://www.portlandbachexperience.com/events/a-midsummer-nights-dream-carnival-concert-community-celebration

Join Portland Bach Experience (Classical Uprising ) and Maine Magazine for an afternoon of music and revelry! Free and open to the public, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a carnival concert showcasing the arts in Portland. As you explore, look out for pop-up performances by the Portland Bach Experience orchestra, Ballet Bloom , Shoestring Theater, 240 Strings , and a Fairy Queen drag show. Plus, MH+D will be on the scene to kick off the first MHDkids event, a fun (and free!) chalk activity for the little ones to partake in while enjoying live music and performances from local arts organizations. Chalk will be provided along with a few other fun items for the kids. Wood nymphs and fairies of all ages are invited to imbibe, dance, and celebrate the power of community through great music. Masks required, costumes encouraged.

https://www.portlandbachexperience.com/events/a-midsummer-nights-dream-carnival-concert-community-celebration

Built on the shores of Thompson Lake in Oxford County, this incredible lake house sits on an island with a causeway conn...
06/08/2021
Luxury on the Lake - Maine Home + Design

Built on the shores of Thompson Lake in Oxford County, this incredible lake house sits on an island with a causeway connected to the mainland. The home is surrounded by water on three sides, providing maximum privacy for the owners and their guests, and creating the ideal location to get off-the-grid while remaining in the lap of luxury.

There are thousands of freshwater lakes and ponds in Maine. These bodies of water can start to look alike after you’ve visited a dozen, and yet each one is distinct. Sure, there are hundreds of lakes with pine-needle-tinged water, a … Continue reading →

Contribute to MH+D! We plan on spending as much time as possible outside this summer, sitting on the patio, working in t...
05/26/2021

Contribute to MH+D! We plan on spending as much time as possible outside this summer, sitting on the patio, working in the yard, and barbecuing on the back deck. Tell us: What is your favorite piece of outdoor furniture or decor? Email your answers (150-200 words) to [email protected] (or DM us) by this Friday, 5/28, for a chance to be featured in the Reader’s Insights section of the July issue of MH+D!

Photo by Jonathan Reece.

Contribute to MH+D! We plan on spending as much time as possible outside this summer, sitting on the patio, working in the yard, and barbecuing on the back deck. Tell us: What is your favorite piece of outdoor furniture or decor? Email your answers (150-200 words) to [email protected] (or DM us) by this Friday, 5/28, for a chance to be featured in the Reader’s Insights section of the July issue of MH+D!

Photo by Jonathan Reece.

Introducing the June issue! June is a big month for design in Maine, and we are thrilled to reveal the 2021 winners of t...
05/24/2021

Introducing the June issue! June is a big month for design in Maine, and we are thrilled to reveal the 2021 winners of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Maine Design awards. Pick up your copy today to check out the 14 award-winning projects, take a peek into a decadent Craftsman-inspired lake house (designed with the intention of accommodating anyone and everyone), explore three perfect little cabins on North Haven where all the parts add up to a stronger whole, and read an interview with Addy Smith-Reiman, executive director of Portland Society for Architecture, about the smart design that is creating avian-friendly architecture in Maine. Happy reading!

Introducing the June issue! June is a big month for design in Maine, and we are thrilled to reveal the 2021 winners of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Maine Design awards. Pick up your copy today to check out the 14 award-winning projects, take a peek into a decadent Craftsman-inspired lake house (designed with the intention of accommodating anyone and everyone), explore three perfect little cabins on North Haven where all the parts add up to a stronger whole, and read an interview with Addy Smith-Reiman, executive director of Portland Society for Architecture, about the smart design that is creating avian-friendly architecture in Maine. Happy reading!

While any building project poses unique challenges, the process of constructing this tiny cottage on an island in the mo...
05/19/2021
Little House, Big Project - Maine Home + Design

While any building project poses unique challenges, the process of constructing this tiny cottage on an island in the mouth of the Harraseeket River brought another level of planning to the table. “Well, we had to buy a boat,” says Peter Taggart of Taggart Construction, the builder for the project. Taggart and his team moved the island’s original cabin to nearby Winslow Park (via floating crane and barge), and then set up two floating docks to stage the supplies and equipment required to build the new structure designed by Kevin Moquin Architect with interior design by Simply Home / Banks Design.

It all started as a joke. Karen and Jon Citow’s niece sent them the real estate listing saying, “You should buy it!” The “it” in question was an island the family passed by many times when the Citows and their … Continue reading →

For Kelley Riley Photography, who has lived all over the country (and the world), a tiny house on wheels (or a THOW) was...
05/05/2021
Ready to Roll—Or Not - Maine Home + Design

For Kelley Riley Photography, who has lived all over the country (and the world), a tiny house on wheels (or a THOW) was the perfect fit for her minimalist and nomadic lifestyle. Riley’s THOW is 180-square-feet, measuring 8’6” wide and 14’2” tall, with 11 windows that make the interior airy and light. Along with her large Maine C**n cat named Finbar, the space is perfectly sized for Riley’s needs. Read about this tiny home that’s ready to hit the road at any moment!

On screens, tiny homes remain an enormously popular topic. No fewer than eight streamable TV shows feature them, and there are Pinterest boards on tiny house living that have millions of followers. But while downsizing and paring back on possessions … Continue reading →

Built on the original site of Badger’s Dodge Pond Camps in Rangeley, this 1400-square-foot kit home has a classic cabin ...
05/03/2021
Log On! - Maine Home + Design

Built on the original site of Badger’s Dodge Pond Camps in Rangeley, this 1400-square-foot kit home has a classic cabin vernacular with a modern twist, to preserve the spirit of the camp while also serving as a year-round getaway for the owners. Designed by Jill Crosby and built by Rangeley Building & Remodeling, LLC, check out this home with a mix of rustic finishes and industrial details that make it feel more up-to-date.

In its heyday, Badger’s Dodge Pond Camps in Rangeley boasted a dining room renowned for its cuisine; hosted water sports, golf, tennis, and shuffleboard; and housed a riding academy. Established in 1921, the camp comprised 500 acres of heavily forested … Continue reading →

Have you picked up your copy of the May issue of MH+D yet? This month is our Small Spaces issue, in which we focus on  t...
04/26/2021

Have you picked up your copy of the May issue of MH+D yet? This month is our Small Spaces issue, in which we focus on the design ingenuity that a limited building footprint inspires. You’ll find a story about a gorgeous tiny house on wheels, a home on Peaks Island inspired by space travel, and this spectacular (yet tiny) family getaway on an island designed by Kevin Moquin Architect, built by Taggart Construction, with interior design by Linda Banks of Simply Home / Banks Design, that is only accessible by boat. Grab your copy today!

Cover photo by François Gagne.
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#mainehomedesign #mainehomes #may2021 #smallspaces #TaggartConstruction

Have you picked up your copy of the May issue of MH+D yet? This month is our Small Spaces issue, in which we focus on the design ingenuity that a limited building footprint inspires. You’ll find a story about a gorgeous tiny house on wheels, a home on Peaks Island inspired by space travel, and this spectacular (yet tiny) family getaway on an island designed by Kevin Moquin Architect, built by Taggart Construction, with interior design by Linda Banks of Simply Home / Banks Design, that is only accessible by boat. Grab your copy today!

Cover photo by François Gagne.
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#mainehomedesign #mainehomes #may2021 #smallspaces #TaggartConstruction

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