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Apple Blossom Road

Expressive Impression

Linda Packard, Kathi J. Smith, and Milena Banks paint with vigor. Their fluid brushstrokes convey the emotion and energy of moments in nature, impressions captured in colorful paintings alive with spontaneity.

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Talking Tile

Distinctive Tile and Design’s newest location in Kennebunk offers a formidable alternative to high-end Boston showrooms.

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Jon, Richard, Josh, and Jason Moody pose in
their showroom, located in a former Dexter Shoe Company building in Wells. The pine trusses
are original to the building; the fireplace is a Heatilator gas unit with a fieldstone surround and a granite hearth and pine mantel reclaimed from a restoration project.

Family Values

For nine decades, Richard Moody and Sons has been building quality homes on the Maine coast. Josh, Jon, and Jason Moody share the secrets of their family’s longtime success.

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Design for all Abilities

Buildings today are designed to last more than 100 years, and yet many of them can’t effectively be used by a large portion of our population, says Bucksport architect John Gordon, who believes it’s time to expand our definition of sustainable design to include “universal design.” Continue reading

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.

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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

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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. Continue reading