A Builder's House

August 2015

by Rebecca Falzano | Photography by Irvin Serrano

What happens when a builder builds his own home? An efficiently constructed house that doesn’t cut any corners on style.

 When building his own home, Geoff Bowley of Bowley Builders took inspiration from farmhouses and barns. In the dining area, a reclaimed wood accent wall provides warmth. 

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Natural Wonder

August 2015

by Sarah Stebbins | Photography Jeff Roberts

A home that communes with the landscape on Littlejohn Island

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Fab Prefab

August 2015

by Debra Spark | Photography Jonathan Reece | Styling Janice Dunwoody

Minimalism meets small space in an ultra-modern design by a tidal cove 

 One enters the house via a deck that Rockport Steel built using fiberglass decking, aluminum posts and floor joists, cable railing, and a teak cap. The deck is a custom add-on to the basic modular design from Rocio Romero. 

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Hearth & Home

July 2015

By Rebecca Falzano | Photography by Irvin Serrano | Styling by Janice Dunwoody

A classic colonial in Freeport gets an addition fit for entertaining.

 An addition where a breezeway once was now serves as a bridge between the living spaces in the main house and a new, expansive mudroom entry, the garage in the lower level of the barn, and an artist’s studio on the second floor of the barn. 

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Happy House

July 2015

By Debra Spark | Photography By Sarah Szwajkos

She wanted to be in a "bright and lively" environment, she says, and certain colors and views spoke to that desire.

 A corner of the living room with items selected from Margo Moore Interiors, including a mirror with radiating wood ovals and a round table and round lamp, all of which reference a round window in the upper dining room and a round window in the hallway between the garage and kitchen. An eight-foot-long couch, designed for comfort, has a neutral pattern with hints of blue. The textured rug was custom designed to reflect the room’s colors. 

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The Remains of the Day

July 2015

By Sarah Stebbins | Photography By Irvin Serrano

Mount Desert Island's second annual designer showhouse transforms one of the last vestiges of a Vanderbilt estate.

 A tableau in architect Augusto Rosa’s living room includes a zinc-and-glass console table decorated with a woodland diorama and paintings by Mount Desert Island artist Linda Rowell-Kelley.

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Dune Dream

June 2015

by Rebecca Falzano | Photography Trent Bell



The materials palette of this Scarborough beach house was selected for long-term low maintenance and durability, according to builder Jake Gott of Timber Island Builders. The exterior features cypress and ipê trim, mahogany windowsills, ipê decking, galvanized steel beams, and Maibec double-dipped shingles. The roof features red cedar, steel, and copper. “The intent was that the building patinas rather than grays,” says Gott. 


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