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RESIDENTIAL Foreside Gem Firm: Susie Smith Coughlin Interior Design Designer: Susie Coughlin Photographer: Peter Morneau Location: Falmouth The goal for this home was to feel like an adventure. So that, when a person came into the space, they would get … Continue reading

A Camp for All Seasons

In order for a vacation home to qualify as a camp, it needs a few key components: water access, a fireplace, and sleeping space for the entire family. A camp can be rustic and bare-bones, or it can be sophisticated … Continue reading

Family Retreat

Scarborough Beach has played a large role in the Black family’s history. Their relationship with the sandy stretch of land dates back decades; Andrew Black’s grandparents stayed at the historic Atlantic House hotel for their honey-moon in 1930. Andrew spent … Continue reading

West by Northeast

The Entoffs* always wanted a post-and-beam home. So when they discovered mold growing inside the 1960s prefab on the Maine property they acquired from a cousin, they decided to go for it. Never mind that the lot was in Ogunquit, … Continue reading

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