Inside the Olson House

November 1996The House is bleak. There is no softening landscape, no adjacent buildings other than a lonely barn to add the warmth that a cluster provides, only sky as the limitless background to a house that is unadorned. One believes Wyeth when he said of the house, ‘I just couldn’t stay away from there. It was Maine.’

Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink, from our November 1996 issue.

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