Features

Drink and Sketch

In an op-ed for the New York Times in 2012, Michael Graves wrote, “It has become fashionable in many architectural circles to declare the death of drawing… What has happened to our profession, and our art, to cause the supposed … Continue reading

New Heights—2021 Architecture Listing

RESIDENTIAL Maquoit Bay Residence Simple, clean, functional, durable, and super energy efficient: this interpretation of a New England farmhouse with attached barn is situated to work with the steep grading on the site and to maximize solar orientation, easy accessibility … Continue reading

Modern Play

A few years ago, Stephen and Victoria Gilbert were living in a small townhouse in Auburn, near the offices of their branding agency, Anchour, while they looked for the right place to build their home. They had a good sense … Continue reading

A Magical Metamorphosis

The latest chapter of this story begins in September of 2007, when Steve and Allison Sullens were married on Mount Desert Island (MDI). Allison, who spent summers camping in Acadia National Park with her family while growing up, had recently … Continue reading

Past Perfect

The first 12 summers of designer Kate Davis’s life were some of her best. At the start of each season, she and her parents would migrate from Manhattan to the southeastern shore of Mount Desert Island, Maine. Once there, they … Continue reading

Bringing It All Together

Some home design trends that have been taken for granted over the past few decades are starting to shift. Nationwide, the square footage of new builds is a bit lower; lot size is going down. Open plans are losing steam … Continue reading

Perfectly Imperfect

As so often with coastal properties, it was the view that sold Jocelyn Dickson on the house. Dickson was moving north to Maine with her musician husband, Graham Dickson, leaving behind their previous apartment in New York City. Dickson is … Continue reading

Singular Vision

When you finally decide to move forward with the dream home you’ve been imagining for years, the finished product can’t come soon enough. Boston-based Georgia Murray and Mark Maloney first chose Yarmouth as their vacation spot for its proximity to … Continue reading

Coastal Allure

We’re both pretty down-to-earth outdoors people,” says Denyse Wise of herself and her fiancé, Eric Junker. “Being around nature is important to us.” “I’m a big water guy,” agrees Junker. “I paddle board every day.” Junker’s great-grandparents first bought property … Continue reading

Second Childhood

One day in 1993, Dan Higgins got a call from his brother Jim. “Guess where I am?” asked Jim, his voice barely suppressing his excitement. “It looks just like it did when we were kids!” At that moment, Jim was … Continue reading