Collaborative Craftsman: Nate Holyoke

Profiles - July 2015

By Sophie Nelson | Photography by Jessica Weiser

Nate Holyoke builds high-end homes, and a name for himself.

 Nate Holyoke on the family land where he grew up and where he continues to live and work among family.

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Practical Beauty: Larry Stoddard

Profiles - July 2015

By Katy Kelleher | Photography by Nicole Wolf

Larry Stoddard, owner of Distinctive Tile and Design, brings a Maine work ethic to the world of luxury home wares.

 Larry Stoddard learned how to set tile when he was 20 years old. Although he is now the owner of a successful retail business, he has never stopped performing the hands-on work of installation. It’s his passion—and his craft. 

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History in the Making: Tom Shafer

June 2015




Ten years ago, Tom Shafer was living in New York City and working on the floor
of the New York Stock Exchange. Now, he has a home in Millinocket and a warehouse filled with waterlogged wood. Change, he believes, is a good thing. 

Maine Heritage Timber’s Tom Shafer dredges a northern lake for lost logs, and turns the waterlogged trunks into beautiful home furnishings

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Steward of Tradition: Peter Gross

PROFILE - March 2015

By Kathleen Pierce | Photography by Matt Cosby

Camden architect Peter Gross enriches the midcoast landscape one design at a time

Peter T. Gross poses at a family compound he is designing in Camden Heights where an informal courtyard is framed by a guest cottage, garage, new house, and existing stone walls and gardens.  

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Honest Houses, Beautiful Barns: John Libby

PROFILE - March 2015

By Katy Kelleher | Photography by Nicole Wolf

John Libby's lifelong romance with timber-frame construction

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Rescued & Restored: Tom Landy

January 2015

by Katy Kelleher l Photography by Nicole Wolf

Growing up in a big old home in small-town Maine, Tom Landry always knew he wanted to build his own business. Now, he has two

 Tom Landry, owner and founder of CornerStone Building and Restoration, stands inside a current project in Portland’s East End neighborhood. “We’re going to try and retain, restore, and honor as much of the house as we can,” he says of this project. “If it doesn’t need to be replaced, don’t replace it.” 

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Weaving Past & Present

PROFILES - December 2014
By Debra Spark l Photography by Jonathan Laurence

Maine light inspires an internationally acclaimed architect's design for a contemporary art museum in Rockland


A view of the projected main exhibition gallery for the new CMCA (below) with a polished concrete floor and open steel structure. Natural daylight will filter through the clerestory windows. 

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