Bright-Minded Home

Q+A with Fortunat Mueller of ReVision Energy on adding solar panels to a preexisting structure Continue reading

Origins, 2013, oil on canvas, 30” x 30” by Mary Barnes

Color Splash

At the height of summer, the world’s colors take on a brightness and saturation that match the vitality of the season. Taking inspiration from natural forms—from the microscopic to the grand—Henry Isaacs, Jodi Edwards, and Mary Barnes use those lively shades to spectacular effect. Continue reading

Upstairs, triple-panel entry doors from the 1800s set the backdrop for a walnut table, leather Louis XVI dining chairs, and a late-1800s/early-1900s cast Madonna-and-child figure, which are all from France.

In with the Old

A passionate collector turns proprietor at The Art of Antiquing in Round Pond Continue reading

Scott Stone stands in the open living area of the Lake House, one of six model homes on show at the Schiavi headquarters in Oxford. An industrial-style fixture fitted with Edison bulbs paired with a salvaged wood table and chairs crafted from vines creates a modern-woodsy vibe.

Quality Control

All of the homes at Schiavi Custom Builders are made within the four walls of a factory. This, as it turns out, is a very good thing. Owner Scott Stone describes the advantages—economic, environmental, and aesthetic—of using modular technology.

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Kathryn Wetherbee Wise
on creating successful community gathering spaces

Public Domain

Kathryn Wetherbee Wise on creating successful community gathering spaces. Continue reading

On a bucolic piece of land in Freeport, Portland’s Whitten Architects and Steve Brann Building and Remodeling in Freeport renovated an existing barn structure and created an addition to accommodate first-floor living for homeowners Kathleen and Peter Fitzgerald. “The prefinished, reverse board-and-bat- ten ventilated siding on the addition required precise layout and assembly,” says Steve Brann Jr.

Forever Home

With its barn as inspiration, a house in Freeport is designed with a small footprint, big volume, and invitations to view the landscape at every turn. Continue reading