Letters

January 2011

I am a Maine transplant and miss the Pine Tree state. I have admired your magazine for years as I produce art and photography books, doing work for the PMA and spending my summers in Maine keep me connected. Keep up the beautiful production of the magazine!

Sandra Klimt
Glen Cove, NY

January 2011

I’m from Maine originally – North Berwick – I still feel very much attached to the State. Maine was so important to me that we built a cottage in Waterford years ago, driving hours in the snow in winter just to be there.  It was really a wonderful home, but a child who came late for us made that 4+ hour ride too much.  My family is still there.  I’d been an avid Down East subscriber, as well as Architectural Digest, and find such publications as Dwell and others very interesting.  Yours seems to be a nice combination of these kinds of magazines.  In fact, I find your magazine much more specific to my reasons for reading about Maine, generally.  I continue to do consulting in Maine and we make it a point to rent there for vacations whenever we’re able, in such great places as Vinalhaven, North Haven, Portland, Castine, Ogunquit and other places.  Never a bad trip…We’re art collectors, too, and have made it a point to buy at least some of our pieces through Maine galleries.  We particularly like Greenhut, but shop at various other places, as well. Thank you for the interest.  That means something to me, too.

Peter Steere
Madison, CT

December 2010

I attended a performance at Portland Stage last weekend and was delighted to see that Maine Home and Design is a significant sponsor. As an audience member who realizes that ticket sales alone cannot provide sufficient support for high quality performing arts, I am grateful to those who step up and bridge the financial gap. Please pass along this theatre-goer's gratitude to whomever is part of that decision making process.

Mark Torres
Eric Chase Architecture

November 2010

We are relocating back home to Maine after several years in Europe and Canada. We have purchased an 1820 cape on the Penobscot that we will be renovating. I found your magazines online and they are just the inspiration and resource we need. We are moving in mid-December so starting our subscription in January is perfect. Thank you for your email. It feels like a 'Welcome Home.'
JoAnne Wheeler
Prospect, ME
October 2010
I have a house on the shore of Maine in Cape Neddick.  We held an estate sale last weekend, and one of the folks who stopped by recommended that I look at the August '10 issue for ideas to renovate the place.  I looked over your website, and loved the magazines and features.  If I am going to renovate my mother's house, I definitely need the information about architects, builders, etc. that are shown as resources by your magazine.  I am really excited to deliver the first issue! 

Jennifer Buck
Mason Neck, VA

October 2010

My parents live in Scarborough, so we regularly travel to Maine to visit them. This summer I came across one of your issues at a realtor's office in the mid-coast area. We hope to build a summer/retirement home in Maine so I thought Maine Home and Design would be a good resource for us. Thanks for the welcome and we look forward to receiving the magazine and perusing the website.

Scott and Carol McClure
Houston, TX

September 2010I

I'm looking forward to receiving my first issue! As for finding your magazine, the March 2010 issue was in our room at the Maine Stay Inn, a beautiful, historic B&B in Camden, Maine. I completely fell in love with the state on a recent vacation and have already started some subtle lobbying about retiring up there. Your magazine captures all that I love about Maine -- the beauty, the architectural style, and the art scene. I will look forward to each issue.

Della Homenik
Avon Lake, OH

September 2010

Can't wait to receive the magazine, the last copy I grabbed was in Rockland at a Real Estate office but I've seen your magazine in my sister-in-laws home many times, she lives on Long Island and is building in Cushing. We recently purchased two acres on the Meduncook River in Cushing and plan on building a home up there as well.  We love Portland and always spend a night on our way up, or just fly in.  We'll be there in October, can't wait to see the foliage.

Kathie Nielsen
Kingwood, TX

September 2010

I originally saw your magazine in a builder's office for whom I was doing design work when I first moved to the area. I've purchased copies from time to time, but I know so many of the architects, designers, and decorators that have their work in the magazine that I thought it was time for me to get a subscription. The projects you select to feature and the way they are photographed are always a visual delight and I look forward to receiving MH&D on a regular basis!

Deborah Bauman
Cape Porpoise, ME

September 2011

I have been reading Maine Home and Design for a year or so and I find it an unusually well produced high quality magazine. In the often difficult job of writing about design you avoid the overworked and pompous style found in other design magazines. I look forward to each issue. Keep up the good work.

Harry Gundersen
Gundersen Associates Architects
Salem, Massachusetts