Features

The shingle-style house is perched on a hill on the site of the former Eagle Rock Hotel, which was built in 1886. By installing a maple colonnade along Sea Road, landscape designer Ted Carter of Buxton created the illusion that the house sits farther back from the road. His strategic placement
of plantings gives depth to the landscape.

Remaking History

On the site of the former Eagle Rock Hotel, a house designed with the past in mind.

This shingle-style home takes its inspiration from Russell Versaci’s Creating a New Old House. Kennebunk architect Brian Beaudette simplified the design by creating focal points, including a columned portico and bay dormers, under and around the main gable. An
ell on the right houses a three-car garage on the first floor and an entertainment room and bunkroom on the second. The front lawn— part of the extensive grounds and gardens maintained by Piscataqua Landscaping and Tree Service in Eliot—also serves as an auto court in the summer, when visitors are plentiful.

Warm Welcome

Formal meets functional in a Kennebunkport home designed for graciously entertaining family and friends

Although Maine is known for its rocky beaches, Kennebunkport is home to several white-sand stretches, including Goose Rocks Beach, shown here.

All the Fest’s a Stage

Meet the Mainers-the movers and shakers, creatives and chefs-who make the Kennebunkport Festival such a spectacular week.

WILL SEARS: Down and Out, 2015, oil enamel on wood assemblage, 48’’ x 48’’

2016 Artist Listing

Ones to Watch: Thirty-seven standout artists to keep your eye on this year 

In the living room, a McGuire sofa and Cisco Brothers chairs create a cozy huddle. The painting over the fireplace is by Connie Hayes and the sculptures on either side are by Guy Taplin.

Making her Mark

In the process of renovating a beloved family home, an owner learns what she loves

The living room features a wooden owl by Louise Kruger, an artist-friend whose work Norma and John Jr. showed in their gallery and, over the sideboard, Water #4, painted by Lee Krasner in 1969. Above the fireplace is John Marin’s 1948 oil Sea with Boat in Greys, Greens, and Reds. Because he could not get good frames during World War II, he bought stock frames, which he carved and painted gold.

Marin’s Maine

The artistic legacy of a modern master on Cape Split 

In the dining room, a Katarina Weslien photograph hangs above an old library table with names carved in it, which previously served as a work surface in McNeil’s gallery/frame shop in Amherst, Massachusetts, in the 1980s. She paired the table with midcentury modern Swedish chairs, a ceramic lamp by Johanna Moore from the same period, and blown-glass candelabras from an antiques shop in Southwest Harbor.

A Collection of Companions

Inside the West End home of arts advocate Donna McNeil, a collection is filled with old friends

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Lean, Serene & Green

A net-zero home gives avid naturalists a chance to live by their principles

Beacon on the Harbor Exterior

Beacon on the Harbor

In Cape Porpoise, a cottage for a couple and a community of enchanted guests

2015-07-29 MHD CapeE MaiPha © Jeff Roberts Imaging (1)

Modern on the Marsh

An energy-efficient Cape Elizabeth home is minimalist in style, maximizing openness and views