Sarah Stebbins

Sarah Stebbins

Sarah Stebbins is Down East's special projects editor.

Pemaquid Point Cottage

Retro Revival

When it came time for Louisa Nelson to renovate her family’s mid-century modern cottage on Pemaquid Point, she opted to embrace a clean-lined aesthetic.

Joy Ride

Meet vintage camper (and pink!) proponent Stephanie Towle — for real! She and her Shasta are greeting visitors in Boothbay in June.

woman sitting in dining room

Artist’s Retreat

Encaustic painter Dietlind Vander Schaaf never had a dining room before moving into her Portland Colonial four years ago. Now, she relishes having a space dedicated to dinner parties, Rummikub matches, and showcasing items by local makers.