For nearly a century such dashing figures as Captain Kidd and Mel Gibson have propelled the Maine cottage of Frederick Law Olmsted into the national limelight. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.
My Life as a Client
A Blue Hill architect renovating his 200-year-old farmhouse found that, when it came to the budget, practicing what he preaches was no easy matter. By Robert Knight.
The Secret Garden
Thuya Garden, on Mount Desert Island, is one of Maine’s loveliest public gardens, but tread lightly if you go. By Jane Lamb.
Jeff Gammelin’s unusual fireplaces are works of art that often look like works of nature. By Sarah Goodyear.
The decision to buy or not to buy has always haunted hopeful homeowners. For a single woman in 1921, however, the question was even more complex. By Katharine Butler Hathaway.
Settling in on Casco Bay
An improbable log lodge looks right at home on Chebeague Island. By Jeff Clark.
Reinventing the Cabin
A commodious little guesthouse on Long Lake in Naples draws heavily on the conventions of a typical cabin. By Andrew Vietze.
The Quiet Revolution
As innovative nursing-care facilities steadily replace old-style nursing homes, Maine finds itself a leader in elder care. By Jeff Clark.
Room With a View
If you feel inclined to remark on my ability to coast so effortlessly between literature and dogs or literature and orangutans, remember that it requires more courage to defend two fronts than is required of more timid writers who are exposed on a single flank. By Caskie Stinnett.
The Talk of Bar Harbor
Hip Boots and Tuxes
The Maine Viewpoint
Down East Bookshelf
It Is Not Now: Tales of Maine by John Gould
Along the Waterfront
Holland’s Hot Rods
North by East
Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.
An Allagash Girlhood
Cover: Robert Knight, his wife, Lucia, and their dog, Pearl, enjoy themselves in the snow outside their totally renovated Blue Hill home. Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink.