Down East February 1993

February 1993

The table of contents from the February 1993 issue of Down East.


A Passion for Portland

A historic brick townhouse is home to Peter and Pamela Plumb, who came from New York to launch careers — and stayed on to assume leading roles in the city’s artistic and civic life. By Beth Crichlow.

Islands of Color

Faced with a forest of tree stumps she couldn’t remove, Carolyn Jenson hit upon the idea of planting right over them. The result is a breathtaking garden. By Jane Lamb.

Where Less Is More

Austere design and Maine-made furniture grace the unorthodox house that serves as workplace and home  for antique dealer Ross Levett and his family. By Beth Crichlow.

Only A Memory

Fewer and fewer people every year can recall majestic Sparhawk Hall, demolished twenty-six years ago in Kittery Point. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Nothing But the Best

Top-of-the-line craftspeople across Maine specialize in providing custom touches to fine homes.  A sampling of seven suggests the range of talent. By Sarah Scott.

A Place in the Sun

Color and light turn a roomy old Shingle-style cottage into an especially inviting summer home. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

Maine’s Newest Resorts

They look like grand hotels and offer most of the services you might expect to find at one, but they’re actually retirement-living centers designed to make life easier and more enjoyable for retirees. By Jeff Clark.


Room With A View

I’m certainly neither a revolutionary nor a troublemaker, but of the fourteen Maine islands that are inhabited year round I would say all of them are sitting in the catbird seat so far as getting what they want now that Long Island is pointing the way. By Caskie Stinnett.

The Talk of Norway

One Smart Cop

The Maine Viewpoint

Downsizing Augusta

Down East Bookshelf

Speaking Fire at Stones by William Carpenter and Robert Shetterly

Along the Waterfront

February Offshore

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

I Remember

Guilford’s Champions

Cover: Antique dealer Ross Levett and his family enjoy the snows of winter outside their unusual Martinsville home. Photograph by Brian Vanden Brink.