Artistic License

There have been no official studies, but there just might be something magical in Maine’s drinking water. Visitors—young and old—fall…

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Snug Harbor Farm

Design Destination: Snug Harbor Farm, Kennebunk, Maine

Really? Really. It was a Saturday night in mid-January when we decided to check the weather forecast for the following…

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John Bisbee Ridge

Nailing It

In John Bisbee’s hands something as common as a metal spike becomes a thing of uncommon beauty.

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Elliot + Elliot Architecture living room

Maine Woods Modern

The prospective buyer was understandably wary when he went to see yet another property for sale, after years of searching…

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Bright Outlook

At the slightest hint of a thaw, as soon as temperatures rise above the 50-degree mark, we start thinking about…

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Corey Daniels

Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, Maine

It is no mere coincidence that within minutes of meeting Corey Daniels we realize that we are kindred design spirits….

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Dolores Halpern cottage

Seaside Sanctuary

  The famed decorator Mark Hampton once wrote that the “concerns of decorating” may appear frivolous and vain to some,…

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Notes from the Field: Travels in Maine

By Karin Lidbeck Brent My scouting trips to search out houses to feature on our pages are a behind-the-scenes portion…

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Dennis Duffy

Down East Meets Downtown

When the subcontractors walked in they mostly thought this job was crazy, recalls Brian Sleeper. “What the heck is this?”…

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Haystack Architecture deck

Haystack Architecture: Vision and Legacy

I did not know Edward Barnes well, but our paths crossed on several occasions. Not long before he died, he…

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A Return to Glamour

Maybe it’s a reaction to the prolonged economic downturn. Or maybe it’s something as simple as a slight boredom with…

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John Walker Lesson 1

Pigments of Imagination

Back in the 1950s, John Walker’s classmates at the Birmingham College of Art in England might have been forgiven for…

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The Science of Art

The owner of Mount Desert Island’s most compelling new vacation home wrote to his architect soon after moving in. “He…

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Meet the Architects

Patrick Ahearn, AIA   Patrick Ahearn Architects LLC Boston, MA Phone: (617) 266-1710 Website: Years in Business: 35 WHAT…

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