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Lakeside Poetry

A funky camp on Great Pond is transformed into a year-round home with modern touches.

A House of Many Woods

Paul and Jula Sampson make their living selling wood products to the builders of fine homes, so it was only natural that when they built a new home, it included more than 35 varieties of wood.

A Home Project

After building many fine homes for others, this contractor knew just what he wanted when it came time to build a house for himself.

Stairs Mastered

The problem: a steep cliff with 52 steps. The solution: an automated tram that carries people and cargo with the push of a button.

Island Life

When an artist couple wanted to build his-and-her studios on a remote island, they turned to Houses and Barns by John Libby.

Up to Camp

“Up to camp” is a sacred concept. When you go, you pack the good stuff (fishing tackle and beer) in, and leave the bad stuff (pretty much everything else) behind.

Grandeur on the Lake

A Kezar Lake mansion built in 1908 had deteriorated by the time the current owners bought it in 2012. Instead of tearing down the historic house and starting over, they brought it back to life.

Permanent Culture

At the Zocalo Permaculture Center in Gouldsboro, the focus is on integrating humans with their environment.

Lucinda’s Little Dream House

The challenge: to design a 376-square-foot house that felt spacious. The result: a simple modern space with just enough room to be inspiring.

Home Afloat

Ice, snow, cold: these are minor inconveniences, say the growing number of people choosing to live year-round on their boats in Maine.

Home at Last

This couple moved to Maine after 9/11 and built their dream home themselves over seven years. The result looks like an English country cottage.

Behind the Scenes

Caretakers work year-round to maintain seasonal homes and cottages, with great care and attention to detail.

Say Goodbye to the Tarp

The owner of a 32.5-foot yacht explains how he built himself the perfect boat shed.

Sailing Dreams

The owners wanted a shingle-style house with a nautical flair, and this Deer Isle oceanfront home delivers all that and more.

A Sum of Several Parts

How a small vacation cabin on Eggemogging Reach became a 3,500-square-foot family home.