February 1995


How to Build a Dream House

Pat and Patsy Hennin, of the Shelter Institute in Bath, preach common sense and the pursuit of happiness right along with lessons in plumbing and wiring. By Jeff Clark.

Designing a Coastal Classic

When the right architect meets the right client and they have the right location and the right idea, wonderful things can happen. By Ellen MacDonnld Ward.

Silks, Satins, and Old Lace

Mary Ingalls sells antiques by the yard in her Old Port shop. By Sarah Goodyear.

The Gothic House

By hauling an unusual old landmark out of a neighborhood scheduled to be leveled, Greater Portland Landmarks created a monument to its own determination. By Ellen MacDonald Ward.

A Neat ldea

Affordable housing doesn’t have to be flimsy or drab, according to a pair of Portland businesswomen. Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink.

A Wildflower Lawn

Sue and Bucky Owen are the only people on their street who don’t mow their yard — and the result is dazzling. By Jane Lamb.

House Calls

Taking care of patients at home instead of in hospitals is an old idea that is suddenly catching on across Maine. By Jeff Clark.

Moving Day

Relocating a house in the 1800s called for the help of neighboring farmers and as many hooved helpers as they could muster.


Room With a View

I worry a lot about the state of this nation, and I feel that most sensible people do. Television now manipulates us all, and those who are stuck in traffic have their opinions formed for them by radio talk-show hosts who were formerly disc jockeys of rock music. By Caskie Stinnett.

The  Talk of Ellsworth

Browser’s Heaven

The Maine Viewpoint

New Forest Owner

Down East Bookshelf

Allagash: Maine’s Wild and Scenic River by Dean Bennett

Inside Maine

Cabin Fever Relievers

Along the Waterfront

Books for Boaters

North by East

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

I Remember

The “Snohomish”

Cover: A hundred-year-old cottage in Friendship, photographed by Brian Vanden Brink.