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SEPTEMBER 2018

UNIFIED DESIGN

AN ECO-FRIENDLY HOME IN NORTH YARMOUTH BLENDS INTO THE LANDSCAPE

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C O NTENTS

SEPTEMBER 2018 60 Hidden Treasures A light-filled and energy-efficient home custom built to display art from all over the globe by Katy Kelleher Photography by Irvin Serrano

74 Building a Sense of History Salvaged materials and careful choices fill a new home with warmth and permanence by Katherine Gaudet Photography by Jonathan Reece

90 Refined Design The design of a Granite Point home seamlessly brings the outside in by Danielle Devine Photography by Jeff Roberts

ON THE COVER: Located in Yarmouth, this Cover photography by Irvin Serrano Hidden Treasures, page 60

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SEPTEMBER 2018

CONT ENT S

30 TURNOUT

Going out, giving back: Supporting nonprofits and local businesses in the vital work they do year-round A Midsummer Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball; Embark

36 STYLE ROOM Color Play

40 DESIGN LESSON The Ball Clock

42 PROFILE

Thinking outside the box with Kevin Browne of Kevin Browne Architecture

46 SPACES

Sebastian Jerosch takes his cues from the surrounding landscape to sculpt a unique fireplace

52 PORTRAIT OF PLACE

Playground in summer, peaceful in winter, Old Orchard Beach is as timeless as the tides

106 SHOP TALK

At its Portland headquarters, Sea Bags continues to write new chapters with repurposed sails

112 SHOWCASE 52

The Farnsworth Art Museum welcomes a collection of works by Andrew Wyeth, featuring some pieces that have never before been exhibited

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EDITOR’S NOTE 21 STAFF NOTES 22 CONTRIBUTORS 24 DESIGN WIRE 26 EVENTS 34 RESOURCES 116 REAL ESTATE 121 DRAWING BOARD 144


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10 Secrets our Bra Fitting Experts Want You To Know For most people, trying on bras is about as fun as getting a flu shot. But after thousands of fittings, we’ve decided it was time for some #realtalk before your next (or first!) bra fitting at Aristelle.

1. We’re not judging your body. at all. We want you to look and feel your best, and your stomach/back/stretch marks/etc. is the last thing on our mind when getting you the right fit.

2. Your underarms are not fat. Everyone has loose skin there, and no one notices it when you’re wearing a shirt. Don’t sweat it. How is anyone supposed to tone that area, anyway?!

3. And your breasts aren’t saggy. They’re completely normal! Trust us - we’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of them. We know what’s “normal”. Nobody actually looks like the Cosmo cover models.

4. You have nipples, we have nipples, everyone has them. Nipples don’t faze us, whatever shape, size, color, position- we’ve seen it all. And if you don’t have nipples? No need to feel selfconscious. Lots of women have undergone surgery for various reasons and you are not alone. Not to mention, being a breast cancer survivor makes you a total badass!

5. Speaking of seeing it all... Don’t be embarrassed or ashamed of your breast shape or size. It is actually more common for women to have asymmetrical breasts than to have so-called “perfect” ones. There is never a need to feel sorry or apologize for your breasts!

6. The experts aren’t always right. Are we experienced? Yes. Do we know what we’re talking about? Of course! But guess who’s in charge? You are. If something feels uncomfortable, trust your gut. You know your own body. Would you let a hairstylist chop your hair into a pixie cut because they think it would suit your face? But everybody is unique and you should make any final decisions for yourself because they make you genuinely happy.

7. Except we’re right when we tell you that you really do need more than one bra. We get it- bras are an investment! But just like a nice pair of jeans, bras get worn out quickly if you wear them every single day without giving them a breather. We’re not even going to say “treat yourself” because a few wellfitting bras is something you need. But we will say this: You deserve it!

8. Speaking of bras? Yes, you CAN pull off a sexy red bra. Guess what, Ms. Plain Jane? You can totally rock a “sexy” bra. They’re often as supportive as everyday styles, so why not try one? We’d never force you to try anything, but we think you’ll be surprised if you take the plunge.

9. But also, it’s totally okay to be Plain Jane. As we said before, it’s up to you! We think every woman should own whichever kinds of bras make her feel amazing. That’s why we go through the effort of carrying so many styles. And so, maybe Jane isn’t actually plain at all. Maybe she just wears vibrant outfits that don’t need anything showing underneath.

10. In the end, it’s about what makes you feel confident and comfortable in your own skin. This is what Aristelle is about. There are many choices of brands and styles in every lingerie store (but not many have the range of sizes we offer). If you’re overwhelmed, we’re here for you! And if you’d rather have your privacy and try things on without our feedback, just let us know. The space is yours, and we want your shopping experience to feel safe and relaxed. On a budget? No worries. If there’s one thing we want you to remember more than anything else on this list, we’ll say it again: We’re not judging your body or you.

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WE LOVE MAINE.

We fill our work days creating Maine-centric media products— publishing magazines and guides, producing radio shows, managing social media sites, developing websites, filming videos, producing events—because of this simple tenet. Our staff have stayed here, come back here, or moved here because we love Maine’s rich history, its unique character, and the people who live here, and most important, because we believe in Maine’s potential. We simultaneously love the Maine we grew up in and fully embrace the reality that things change and evolve. And we bear witness to that happening here. We are cheerleaders for Maine as a place for people to live, stay, and thrive—a place for people from away to move to, a place for second homeowners to buy into, a place to raise children, a place to start and operate a business—as well as a place to visit and explore, a place to escape and heal. And, a place to be inspired.

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We cover Maine in a positive light. We intentionally leave the negativity and snark to other media outlets. There is a place for everything, and we honor that. But that place is not here. So if you love Maine, please turn to us with your reading eyes, your listening ears, your follows and your likes, your attendance, and your advertising and sponsorships. Explore what we believe is the best Maine has to offer, on the pages of our magazines and guides, through the airwaves, at events, and via social media. Auburn | Augusta | Bailey Island | Bangor | Bar Harbor | Bass Harbor | Bath | Beaver Creek | Belfast | Bethel | Biddeford | Biddeford Pool | Blue Hill | Boothbay | Boothbay Harbor | Brewer | Bridgton | Bristol | Brooklin | Brownfield | Brunswick | Buxton | Camden | Cape Elizabeth | Cape Neddick | Cape Porpoise | Caribou | Carrabassett Valley | Castine | Chebeague Island | Chesterville | Cliff Island | Cornish | Cousins Island | Cumberland | Cushing | Damariscotta | Dayton | Dixfield | Eagle Lake | Eastport | Edgecomb | Ellsworth | Eustis | Fairfield | Falmouth | Fort Kent | Frankfurt | Freedom | Freeport | Frenchboro | Frenchville | Fryeburg | Gardiner | Gray | Great Cranberry Island | Greenville | Hallowell | Harpswell | Harrison | Hermit Island | Hope | Hurricane Island | Isle au Haut | Islesboro | Jewell Island | Kennebunk | Kennebunkport | Kezar Lake | Kingfield | Kittery | Lewiston | Liberty | Limerick | Lincoln | Lincolnville | Lovell | Lubec | Madawaska | Mars Hill | Matinicus Island | Millinocket | Monhegan Island | Monson | Moosehead Lake Region | Mount Desert Island | Newcastle | New Gloucester | Newry | North Haven | Northport | North Yarmouth | Norway | Oakland | Ogunquit | Old Orchard Beach | Oquossoc | Orland | Orono | Otter Creek | Owls Head | Oxford | Peaks Island | Phippsburg | Poland | Port Clyde | Porter | Portland | Pownal | Presque Isle | Prospect | Prospect Harbor | Rangeley | Rockland | Rockport | Rockwood | Rome | Roque Bluffs | Rumford | Saco | Scarborough | Seal Harbor | Searsport | Sebec | Sedgwick | Sinclair | Skowhegan | South Casco | South Freeport | South Portland | Southport | Southwest Harbor | Squirrel Island | St. George | Stockton Springs | Stonington | Stratton | Temple | Tenants Harbor | The Forks | Thomaston | Thorndike | Union | Unity | Veazie | Vinalhaven | Waterville | Wells | Westbrook | Westport Island | Wilton | Windsor | Winterport | Wiscasset | Woolwich | Yarmouth | York

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big part of my job is traveling around the state to find projects that embody design in Maine. There has been one common theme these last couple of months “on the road” and that is environmentally conscious design. It has presented itself in many forms. September is a transitional month on many levels. Summer vacations officially come to an end, the kids go back to school, and here in the northeast, our landscape changes. When designing a home, it’s important to consider how the exterior will influence the interior. Many of the homeowners, builders, and architects I have met are creating sustainable and energy-efficient homes. Our cover story is a contemporary eco-friendly home and studio (Hidden Treasures, 60) designed by architect Harry Hepburn of Briburn for Martin Kremer and his wife Barbara Merson. The wood-sided structures were designed to sink into the landscape and blend seamlessly with the native trees, wildflowers, and bushy rows of lavender. The sun’s movement from east to west guided the design of the house. “At all hours of the day, the house is almost always lit by natural light,” says Hepburn. “That was critical to the way we designed the house and how we oriented it.” The ReVision Energy solar panels on the roof of the studio generate power for both the house and studio. Our two other features—one located in Biddeford Pool (Building a Sense of History, 74) and another on

the parallel peninsula of Granite Point (Refined Design, 90)—reveal how interior design can be deeply influenced by the surrounding landscape and history. This month’s Profile (page 42) is on architect Kevin Browne, who described for writer Katy Kelleher how Maine’s landscape plays a big role in his life and designs. “Here, we have nature right out our back door. I just went biking this morning, and I know I have a busy day ahead of me, but it feels so good to start the day like this—refreshed,” says Browne. Cycling over rocks and roots not only clears Browne’s head but also helps him understand the natural terrain of the landscape. An oceanfront property he’s currently working on in Freeport had a tremendous number of restrictions, including setback requirements and a stream that flowed through the already limited buildable area. The solution? Browne designed a cantilevered contemporary house that’s linked to the driveway by a bridge that spanning the river. This is just the start of a conversation. The impact of the design on the environment and the environment on design is intense. I look forward to continuing this dialogue with you. Please write to me and share your thoughts at ddevine@mainehomedesign.com.

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STAFF NOTES

Where is your favorite place to relax in your house? “I have a sitting room with a vintage wicker chaise lounge that came from the owner’s bedroom in a beach house my mother-in-law once had. It’s cushioned and sturdy, with a throw blanket draped across the bottom that I tuck my feet under. The chair is where I write, but it’s also where I read and relax. There’s a table at just the right height for a cup of tea, and the room is full of my favorite things—it’s my version of Virginia Woolf’s ‘room of one’s own.’”

THIS IS SO MAINE.

Susan Axelrod Editor, Old Port magazine

“My favorite place to relax at my home is on my private screened porch outside my bedroom. This is my sanctuary in the summer months, where I can rest with a good book, a cup of tea, or glass of wine and listen to the birds in my backyard. It’s my favorite spot to start or end my day!” Melissa Olander Director of Finance

“I have always felt that color and texture play a huge role in how you feel within a room. With that being said, I intentionally designed my owners’ bedroom to be filled with soft, soothing shades of blue-gray. Everything on the bed is down-filled, so a comforting cocoon is created once you lie in it. Vintage washed Belgian linens and lightweight flannels provide a homespun, serene feel. The bedroom is designed to be my getaway from it all at the end of the day and a favorite place to unwind.”

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It has been an exciting year for photographer IRVIN SERRANO, who has traveled to Turkey and Mexico City in that constant search for balance between work and play. However, doing what he loves most for a living sometimes makes that line hard to distinguish. Serrano continues to work throughout the East Coast, collaborating with existing and new commercial and editorial clients. Aside from commercial work, he has been exploring new possibilities for a personal project implementing the collodion process (tintype), a process he has been thoroughly enjoying given its analog nature that harkens back to his beginnings as an image maker. Hidden Treasures, page 60 NICOLA MANGANELLO founded Nicola’s Home in 1996. The company provides the unique opportunity for clients to make their vision a reality with an array of design and build services. Whether drawing and designing a custom home or providing custom interior elements, Nicola’s Home strives to create a unique space reflecting personality, comfort, and luxury.

With more than 20 years of experience, NESTOR SANTA-CRUZ is one of Washington’s top interior designers. He brings an elegant and sophisticated approach to design, which stems from his unique yet complementary experience in both residential and commercial environments. Santa-Cruz is a professional member of the International Interior Design Association, and he is a member of the Washington Design Hall of Fame and Home and Design’s Hall of Fame. Santa-Cruz’s projects have appeared in more than 15 notable publications in over nine countries. He has written articles for 1stdibs and District Home Magazine, and he is frequently asked about current design trends by national and international journals. Santa-Cruz holds a master of architecture from Virginia Tech, and he is a licensed interior designer in the District of Columbia.

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When he was 15 years old, KEVIN LORD accepted a part-time job in the building trade. What was intended as a temporary position unexpectedly turned into his love. Now he owns Kennebunkport custom building company Thomas and Lord as well as Maine Marble and Granite. When he’s not in the office or on a jobsite, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly, and their three children.

SHAWN DOUSTON was born in the small northern Maine town of Benedicta, where he studied masonry and related construction at Northern Maine Vocational Technical Institute (now Northern Maine Community College). Shortly after, he moved to Portland and joined a residential building company. In 1985 he and his wife, Gail, established Douston Construction. The Arundel-based company is a full-service construction business with 25 employees who build beautifully crafted homes throughout southern Maine and along the coastline. Refined Design, page 90 HARRY HEPBURN has over 21 years of professional experience in project planning, design, management, administration, and construction of a large portfolio of architectural projects with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. In 2012 he and architect Christopher Briley founded Briburn in Portland, where they practice “architecture for life,” specializing in energy-efficient, environmentally friendly design. Hepburn previously worked for leading architects in Hartford, Connecticut, Boston, and Portland, where he was involved in many residential, civic, educational, and institutional projects. Raised in Harrison, Hepburn has a strong connection to Maine’s architecture, communities, and history. In his spare time he enjoys sailing and skiing with his family. Hidden Treasures, page 60

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Commercial flooring brand SHAW CONTRACT and Swedish studio FORM US WITH LOVE have partnered for the first time to create modular carpet tiles. The newly designed collection, called INSIDE SHAPES, goes beyond the ability to change pattern and color. Rather, these carpet tiles come in a variety of geometric shapes—square, diagonal, point, and curve—with 12 color choices that range from light to dark shades. For those overwhelmed by the endless options, there are 17 preset styles that combine a variety of shapes and colors. Shaw Contract has also created a digital tool that gives designers and consumers a chance to preview all of the possible configurations; it starts with a blank canvas and allows users to arrange the tiles in any way that they see fit. The 24-inch-square tiles were originally designed as a way to liven up commercial spaces, but they work for residential areas just as well.

LUKE’S LOBSTER is now in a long-term lease at 60 Portland Pier, where the business will allow commercial lobstermen and fishermen to dock their boats at the wharf to directly sell 100 percent of their sustainably caught seafood to Luke’s. All of the seafood will then be processed at the company’s Sacobased location and be steamed, packed, and shipped directly to customers around the world. While in their lease, Luke’s Lobster hopes to improve the pier for docking by adding new floats equipped with water and electric. The company also hopes to improve public access to the waterfront through the already established Harborwalk Trail. Rumors of Luke’s Lobster opening a restaurant in the adjacent empty building have been discussed, but for now only plans to update the pier have been finalized.

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SOUTH PORTLAND has adopted a $1.2 million plan to repair and improve the city’s current pier, which has been city-owned since the late 1800s. The redevelopment plan to revitalize the long-neglected PORTLAND STREET PIER aims to rehabilitate and expand the existing pier structure, storage building, and 15 boat slips on seasonal floating finger docks; the existing jetty is expected to be repaired as well. Expanding the pier will allow room for six new parking spaces, installation of a crane to improve loading capacities, a new cold-storage unit, and a new shellfish wash-and-sort table. The initial rehabilitation of the pier is low-budget, but the city hopes that the design will allow for continued future additions and improvements. Design work will be finalized in December 2019, and construction is expected to begin in March 2020.

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Plans are being pursued to replace the FRANK J. WOOD BRIDGE that has connected Brunswick and Topsham for 86 years. In preliminary plans, the new bridge would have an open design and would be situated just upstream of where the current bridge lies. Five-foot sidewalks and five-foot shoulders are planned for either side of the travel lanes; the current travel lanes have two-foot shoulders only. MAINE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’s decision to move ahead with the replacement of the Frank J. Wood Bridge was based on cost. The overall cost to build and maintain a new bridge will be around $30.3 million; the overall cost to repair and maintain the green bridge would be around $50.2 million. Residents of Brunswick and Topsham have not taken lightly to the news of the historic bridge’s replacement, so a design committee is hoping to add a park to the Topsham side of the bridge that will incorporate pieces of the old bridge as a way to honor its history.

The first-ever all-in-one work station has been released by technology company CEMTREX. The SMARTDESK has combined three 24-inch touchscreen monitors, leaving behind the usual tangle of wires to create a 72-inch megascreen, all on an adjustable standing desk. This innovative work space comes equipped with a 13-megapixel scanner, a built-in keyboard and trackpad, a Bluetooth phone, and a wireless phone-charging system that runs across the surface of the desk. The SmartDesk runs on a touchless operating system, allowing the user to work at their desk using only a few simple gestures for navigation; it also has monitors angled upward, toward the user, for a more immersive experience. The desk is currently available for use only with a Windows/PC operating system, but Cemtrex is hoping it will become the next workplace must-have.

OUELLET CONSTRUCTION is in the process of building a new multiuse facility in Brunswick for the ALL SAINTS PARISH. Once fully constructed, the new center will be 15,074 square feet and will be an open space to be used as an auditorium, a cafeteria, and a gym, among other uses. The facility will be fully equipped with locker rooms, a music room, a meeting room, a complete kitchen, and a stage for hosting concerts and plays. The building is being constructed on SAINT JOHN’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL’s campus and will provide the first proper gymnasium for the school in over 130 years. The multiuse facility belongs to the Catholic diocese, but the hope is that the building will be used not only by Saint John’s students but by the community too; all are welcome. Construction is on track to be completed by the end of this year, with the facility opening in the early months of 2019.

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The island community of ISLE AU HAUT is working to achieve its longtime goal of obtaining electricity from an island-based solar-powered microgrid. Currently, the island is getting its electricity from a 35-year-old underwater cable that extends from Stonington, six miles away. The original plan to switch from the aging cable to solar power for the islands’ 140 residents was proposed three years ago—the community is hoping to make the switch for less than $1.7 million, which would be the total cost of replacing the cable. The concept plan for the microgrid, created in collaboration with companies INTROSPECTIVE SYSTEMS and DYNAMIC GRID SYSTEMS, consists of an assortment of generators and storage systems spread throughout the island that will keep lights on when the cable eventually fails. The environmentally friendly solution’s ultimate goal is to keep energy costs at an affordable level for all of the islanders.

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Opening this month, THE PUBLIC WORKS is a new collaborative work space created by construction company BARRETT MADE. Built with the goal of establishing a creative hub where designers and craftspeople can easily create and collaborate and where people within the community can come together and learn from each other, all under one roof, the new space offers built-to-suit studio space, office space, event space, and a large workshop space. Previously, the building was occupied by Portland’s traffic division’s sign shop; it has since been stripped of its old internal layers, exposing brick and steel beams, which give the space a clean, industrial feel. With phase one complete, phase two is set to kick off in about two years. Plans for phase two include constructing a 12,000-square-foot market-rate apartment building that will house 25 residential units. MH+D 28 MAINEHOMEDESIGN.COM


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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM MASQUERADE BALL Sponsored by O and P Glass and MaineGeneral Health, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Masquerade Ball was the third annual ball and fundraiser to support the Augusta Downtown Alliance and Augusta Colonial Theater. Featuring a specialized menu of heavy hors d’oeuvres as well as a silent and live auction of local celebrity figures, including State Representative Matt Pouliot and ex-pro skateboarder Tobias Parkhurst, the event raised over $18,000 for the downtown Augusta area. Capping off the successful evening was music from Augusta-area DJ Chris Lothridge, who kept the crowd dancing all the way to midnight.

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EMBARK On a rainy Thursday evening in June, over 200 people from across the state gathered at the U.S. Custom House and raised a glass to State 23 Media—the proud new owners of Maine Home+Design, Maine magazine, and Old Port magazine. It was an evening to introduce our new owners with remarks by Adam Japko, Gary Mueller, Sandy Spaulding, and Andrea King and a time to reconnect with friends and celebrate the future. The evening was catered by Bread and Butter Catering Company, Gorgeous Gelato, and O’Oysters, with local beer provided by Shipyard Brewing Company.

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“We love mock-ups, new wares, and novel combinations of true-and-tested materials. Our perennial quest is to reinterpret tradition with intriguing twists and irreverent juxtapositions,” proclaims interior designer Steven Gambrel about his design team in Steven Gambrel: Perspective (Rizzoli, 2018). It’s September, so that means it’s time to go back to school (or back to your office). A cluttered space can lead to a cluttered mind. Gambrel and his team designed the office shown here in

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all clocks are a staple in many busy households. One of the most iconic wall clocks is the Ball Clock, designed in 1949 by George Nelson Associates. This colorful timepiece consists of a disc with two hands encircled by 12 orbs connected to metal sticks. The clock was the first of more than 150 clocks designed by George Nelson Associates for the Howard Miller Clock Company, which sold them from 1949 through the 1980s. George Nelson Associates designed a range of products for many clients, including the legendary furniture company Herman Miller. There is a great debate about who actually designed the clock. The truth is, no one really knows. Design lore has it that

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George Nelson attended a dinner party with designers Isamu Noguchi, Irving Harper, and Buckminster Fuller. It turned into a night of heavy drinking and sketching among the designers. In the morning, the sketch for the Ball Clock was found on a roll of drafting paper. “I don’t know to this day who cooked it up,” Nelson said. “I know it wasn’t me.” Nelson went ahead with the design. Harper would later claim that the design for the clock was his, though most of his life he’d told the story that he suspected it was actually Noguchi‘s. The clock is made from wood and metal with an acrylic finish. Its molecular, futuristic form became a symbol of American progress in the 1950s, when the United States first headed into space. The furniture company Vitra started producing the line of clocks again in the 1990s, and they are still in production. MH+D


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evin Browne has a good sense of humor, but he may not have the best sense of timing. He started his eponymous architecture firm in 2008; it was, he remembers, “the worst possible time to start a business like this.” The financial crisis had already begun, and Browne knew clients were anxious about building new homes. And yet he ventured out on his own anyway because, as he explains, “I just wanted to do my own thing.” The first office for Kevin Browne Architecture was located in the basement of his Falmouth house. “It was scary,” he remembers, “and it was exhilarating.” For a couple of years, he worked as a subcontractor for his former employers at Knickerbocker Group, filling in on their projects to help subsidize his own small business. But clients kept coming, and slowly his business grew, adding first a designer and then a few more like-minded designers shortly after. Now, Kevin Browne Architecture has three designers, an office manager, and an intern, and they operate out of a sunny office space on Route 1 in Falmouth. It didn’t take Browne long to realize that the basement was a dark, cold place to work. This space suits him much better.

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Browne is also suited to being his own boss. He enjoys the freedom of working with residential clients to create houses that feel contemporary and fresh yet still speak to the Maine landscape. Nature has always been important to him—it was the mountains and the coastline that brought him to Maine, and it’s the mountainbiking trails and slow pace of life that keep him here. “I’m an outdoorsperson,” the Pennsylvania native explains. “Here, we have nature right out our back door. It makes the quality of life better and relieves stress after a long day. I just went biking this morning, and I know I have a busy day ahead of me, but it feels so good to start the day like this—refreshed.” The hours Browne spends cycling over rocks and roots may not be immediately apparent in his designs, but looking at the houses he’s worked on, you do get a sense that the person behind them must appreciate the wild woods of Maine. There’s a clarity inherent in his designs; these are not fussy and overworked structures. I wouldn’t necessarily call his residential work simple or minimalist, though it can be that at times. It’s more that Browne is able to convey both a sensitivity to place and a feeling of newness simultaneously—he balances the old and the new, the traditional and the contemporary, the need for light and the equally important desire for privacy.


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Take, for example, a modern farmhouse he designed in Falmouth. “They were looking for traditional forms, but also wanted to have a slightly more contemporary feel,” he says. He combined the lines and angles of a New England farmhouse with of-the-moment detailing, like square windows and minimalist trim. “Everything is downplayed, from the trim to the siding, and it comes across very simple,” he says. It was one of the first big projects he completed as Kevin Browne Architecture, and it was a bit of a departure from his earlier work. When Browne first started working in the state, he says, everyone wanted shingle-style houses with curved rooflines and small, charming detailing. While both shinglestyle houses and the modern farmhouse remain popular in Maine, trends have shifted, according to Browne. “Now, it’s all about midcentury modern,” he explains. This doesn’t bother Browne. He’s a flexible designer, and he’s sensitive to the shifting landscape of contemporary design. His own tastes have changed over the years. “As you grow, your creative ideas change,” he says. Browne has been drawing and drafting since he was a teenager, which means he’s had plenty of time to both refine his personal palatte and come to grips with the fact that aesthetics do (and should) continually evolve. In his very first drafting course, a rigorous class that was “all green pencil and hard-stock paper,” Browne was given the task of designing his dream home. “It looked exactly like the house I was living in with

my parents,” he says with a laugh. “That was what I knew at the time, and it was what I liked best. But as time goes on, that changes.” These days, Browne is particularly excited about his latest project. It’s a private residence in Freeport, and it’s unlike anything he’s ever done before. “It’s on a challenging lot,” he explains. No one had built on this oceanfront property before, partially because it had so many setbacks and regulations. “The property is split by a stream that runs down the middle, and the actual buildable area is very tiny,” he says. But the client wanted a four-bedroom house, so Browne set to work designing a cantilevered contemporary house linked to the driveway by a bridge that spans the river. As you drive over the bridge and approach the main house, he says, you see the “floating cable form of the cantilever.” He adds, “We’re lucky—we’ve got a client who wants to be on the cover of a magazine. And we can help him with that.” This challenging house is taking up much of his brain space, but Browne likes that. If he needs to clear his mind, he escapes into the woods for a few hours. “I like the variety of projects we get to work on,” he says. “When we design a house, we can do it traditional or much more contemporary, and that makes my job more interesting.” An ever-changing job is also ever inspiring, particularly for a man who enjoys hard work. “Architecture is fun because you’re doing something different every day,” he says. “I like to think outside the box.” MH+D

In order to meet flood regulations, Browne had to raise the Ferry Beach house onto piers. “The new house will feature a wall of glass along basically the entire ocean side,” he says. “The house also has a view of the marsh on the other side, so it’s a great, private location.”

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nitially the owners approached me with a loose concept of their vision for the space along with a list of desired features. In response, I drafted an experiential proposal, in which you would get glimpses of the featured elements, which guide the eye to always discover something new without revealing the entire space at once. The fireplace was to be a focal point for the main patio, to be enjoyed from a number of different vantage points. After playing with a few other options, like a stucco fireplace or a simple fire pit, I had the idea to try something really unique. Taking my cue from the large granite slabs that shape the edge of the nearby pond, I sketched a design with three large stone slabs leaning against one another, forming the fireplace as a vertical expression of the same material-language used in the patio on a horizontal level. It was almost as if some tectonic force had pushed the patio slabs into an upright position, evolving the concept into a space that’s somewhere between a traditional fireplace and an open fire pit. As we began to build the fireplace, the materials started to dictate how it would actually look. It was very much a hands-on approach, similar to that of an artist working on a canvas, looking at their art and deciding ‘I need more blue here’ or ‘I need more red there’ as they go along. It was very fluid, and you can’t often predict how everything will come together just by sketching it out; the design continuously changes shape as you go along. We also weren’t able to see how all of the materials worked together until we had them all on-site and we started to build and experiment. With the fireplace in mind, we selected the granite slabs at a quarry in Washington, Maine. Once we had a chance to place the slabs on the property, we needed to figure out how to funnel the smoke and create a draft. Using more stone would’ve diminished the effect of the granite slabs, so I suggested the use of copper as a contrast to the natural granite. To create the hood, we fabricated an armature of rebar, drilled and anchored into the slabs, and then applied several layers of reinforced cement-based stucco from both sides. Everything was then wrapped in copper sheets connected with standing-seam locks.”

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ts beachside amusement park, boardwalk, and iconic 500-foot-long pier have made Old Orchard Beach Maine’s summertime playground for more than a century. But the town affectionately dubbed “OOB” is also a vibrant, year-round community known for its natural beauty and civic pride. “Locals taking the time to chat is why many of us chose Old Orchard Beach as our home,” says Pat Brown, who moved to the town with her husband, James, and sister, Rosie, in 1998. A devoted volunteer, Brown is vice president

of the Community Watch Council and serves as a facilitator for Old Orchard Beach Community Friendly Connection, among other efforts. She is also a parent and grandparent who enjoys sharing OOB with her family. “Within minutes of their arrival, we hit the beach for a walk to check out Googins Rocks, then on to the quaint neighborhood of Ocean Park to experience its peacefulness,” says Brown. Turning back toward home, they stop by Veterans Memorial Park so the kids can play on the swings and monkey bars before

Sunset colors the sky over Old Orchard Beach and its iconic wooden pier. The town’s first pier was built of steel in 1898 and had a ballroom at the end that could hold up to 5,000 people. Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman played there, and it had the distinction of being the longest steel pier in the world before it was shortened by storms. The current pier was built in 1980.

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heading up Old Orchard Street to see old favorites and investigate what’s new. “We might stop along the way to get a slice at Rocco’s or some Pier Fries, and we always go to Dickinson’s Candy to visit with ‘The Candy Man,’ Mike Dickinson.” Brown likes the rides at Palace Playland as much as her grandkids do, and she praises its owners, the Golder family, for their operation of New England’s only beachfront amusement park. “Palace Playland continually evolves, so this year, the kids can’t wait to ride the brandnew ‘Sea Viper’ roller coaster with Noni,” she says enthusiastically. For Brown’s two grown sons, bike rides along the Eastern Trail, walks on the beach,

and fishing off the shore in the evening are some of their favorite things to do in OOB. “We all enjoy the entertainment at places like the Brunswick, with outrageously good live music daily on their huge beachside patio,” Brown says. She notes the Brunswick’s prime rib is “to die for,” she calls the cinnamon buns served on Friday nights at Cafe 64 “renowned,” and she says the “absolute best Bloody Mary” can be found at JJ’s Eatery Too. Other favorite OOB restaurants include Big Daddy’s, Joseph’s by the Sea, the eateries on the pier, and Tami Lyn’s Place. “From quick snacks and takeout to family-friendly, affordable restaurants and five-star experiences, it’s all here,” she says.

This outcropping (above) is visible at low tide between Old Orchard Beach and Ocean Park. (Opposite, clockwise from top left) A child rides the carousel at Palace Playland. Bicycles are a popular way to get around in Old Orchard Beach. Since 1988 Rocco’s Pizza has served New York–style thincrust pizza in the heart of OOB. A classic cottage in the summer colony of Ocean Park, a Chautauqua community founded in 1881.

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The walkability of OOB is something her visitors truly appreciate, says Brown. “Within one and a half miles we have our Libby Memorial Library; the Harmon Museum; grocery, liquor, and hardware stores; a friendly bank; a drug store; a post office; a laundromat; wonderful ice cream; and specialty shops like Beachology, where I find a ‘must-have’ every time I stop in.” Also nearby are the Ballpark—home of the Old Orchard Beach Surge—and the Seaside Pavilion, a seasonal outdoor concert venue operated by the Salvation Army.

“Years ago, OOB seemed to be a two-season community, but it has grown to be so much more,” says Brown. “There’s a wonderful shoulder season—September through Thanksgiving—that I’ve come to love more than any other time because many of our local establishments are still open and locals can all reconnect.” In all seasons, seven miles of beach and the open Atlantic Ocean are constants, just like this timeless Maine town. MH+D

Palace Playland’s newest roller coaster is the Sea Viper (opposite top). OOB glows at night (opposite bottom). Decisions, decisions (above) at Rinaldi’s Homemade Ice Cream.

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ou can’t see Martin Kremer’s studio from the road. You enter the driveway, which curves and swoops through the woods until, suddenly, you find yourself at the “auto court,” as landscape designer Soren deNiord describes it. This is where Kremer’s Maine College of Art students park when they come to work in the studio, learning how to fuse, polish, and shape glass from the awardwinning artist. And this is where I leave my car to begin the short walk to Kremer’s contemporary, eco-friendly house. As I approach, the artist’s house reveals itself slowly. It was intended to sink into the summer landscape and blend seamlessly into the native trees. Surrounded by wildflowers and bushy rows of lavender, the wood-sided structure rises and falls under a series of asymmetrical rooflines. It’s set back into the woods, just 50 feet from the Royal River, where Kremer and his wife, Barbara Merson, hope to someday go kayaking. (“We plan to put in a dock soon,” Kremer reveals. “We have a lot of plans.”) Although the studio and the home are two distinct buildings, they feel united, thanks to architect Harry Hepburn’s thoughtful use of materials and echoing forms. Designed by Hepburn of Briburn in Portland and built by Taggart Construction of Freeport, the Kremer home in North Yarmouth was finished in 2016 after years of planning, budgeting, and balancing. Kremer and Merson had very specific goals for their Maine home: they wanted a single-floor home so that they can age in place comfortably, plenty of uninterrupted wall space to display their art collection, an energy-efficient heating and cooling system, and a strong visual connection to the natural world. While their budget meant they had to “compromise on a few things along the way,” says Hepburn, “we didn’t have to compromise on the performance of the building or the general aesthetics.” And aesthetics are important to both halves of this creative couple. Kremer is an artist with a defined visual sense and strong sense of color, and Merson serves as the executive director of the Maine Jewish Film Festival (she’s also recently completed her PhD). “We are lucky,” Merson says. “We tend to like the same art, furniture, and things. It made the decision-making process for the house much easier.” “Our whole approach was to minimize the disruption to the existing landscape, which they [Kremer and Merson] loved,” Hepburn says. “We also thought a lot about the relationship between the studio and the house. We wanted to create visual separation, acoustic separation, and a sense

(Opening spread) Designed by Harry Hepburn of Briburn in Portland and built by Taggart Construction of Freeport, this contemporary house on the Royal River blends into the surrounding woods and fields. Homeowners Martin Kremer and Barbara Merson adore their spacious porch and front entryway. On the left is a separate guest apartment with a kitchenette, and on the right is the main house.

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of privacy between the two.” The studio is an educational space, which means it’s somewhat in the public realm, while the house is a purely private structure. The curved driveway, which veers down a hill and enters the three-car garage (located below the guest wing), helps keep the home from feeling like it’s too close to the studio. To keep things cohesive, Hepburn used similar materials on both structures. “The studio is an inverse of the house,” he explains. “We wanted it to connect to the home without replicating it, so we used the same materials but in the opposite way.” On the house, they used unfinished Cambia wood siding (made from thermally modified poplar), which will fade over time into a soft, washed gray, paired with color-blocked areas of wood siding painted dark bronze. On the studio, they used wood siding painted the same dark bronze color, with highlights of prefinished shiplap siding to reflect the Cambia. “We used very simple, natural, long-lasting, and durable materials throughout,” says Hepburn. “The dark bronze recedes into the forest, while the natural wood serves to highlight and

make the house stand out. Our focus was on using natural materials and earth tones to give the house a strong connection to the outdoors.” Generous-sized aluminum-clad windows help further connect the inhabitants to their environment; even on the coldest days of winter, Kremer and Merson can walk barefoot on their red oak floors warmed by radiant heat and watch the cardinals feast at their bird feeder. “It’s a very tight house,” says Merson appreciatively. “If I turn on the exhaust fan and crack a door, you can feel it and hear it. It slurps up the air.” Unlike their former home, a big and “very drafty” old building in Northern Westchester, New York, this house fits the couple just right. There is a guest room with a kitchenette over the garage and, in the main house, two bedrooms and two and a half baths. The bedrooms are a bit smaller than one might expect; the couple decided to trade sleeping space for cooking space. “Before we moved, we took inventory of the house and what areas we used,” Kremer says. “We wished that some of the rooms were smaller and that we didn’t have a dining room.” For Merson, the kitchen was always a top priority. “We love the space we have here,” she

The couple decided to do minimal landscaping, and they took down few trees (opposite, top). Soon, they hope to put in a dock so they can kayak up and down the Royal River. Hepburn wanted to create a sense that the house is connected to the outdoors. The large windows (opposite, bottom) allow viewers to look directly through the home and into the landscape beyond. The siding is made of eco-friendly Cambia boards. Hepburn made sure that the sun can shine through the windows (above), no matter what the time of day. During the early morning, sunlight pours into the living room and bedrooms, and later in the day it lights up the dining area.

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says of their open-plan kitchen, dining room, and living room combo. “In our old house, people would always gather in the kitchen. We have a little bedroom suite and a big kitchen area, because that’s where we want to be.” They chose Deer Isle granite for the kitchen countertops for “sentimental reasons,” says Merson. “We vacation there every year, and while there are other types of granite that look similar, we wanted to have some from that quarry.” While they considered putting in polished concrete floors, the couple ultimately decided they liked the warmth and look of natural wood. The red oak floors pair nicely with the Douglas fir trim (“it picks up the warmth of the bronze and the Cambia,” says Hepburn), the bamboo cabinets, and their custom-made cherry furniture. They own several standout pieces that they had commissioned from Maine-based craftsman Louis J. Charlett for their New York home. When they moved to Maine, they wanted to bring their curio cabinet with them, as well as their cherry display case for Kremer’s intricate diorama of an eighteenth-century blacksmith’s forge (hand built by his

Polish immigrant grandfather). Certain nooks in the house were created specifically to house these larger pieces. To provide further storage space for the couple’s vast collection of glass art, the builders installed glass shelves below the transom windows in the living room. “It was Marty’s idea,” Hepburn says. “During the day, the natural light illuminates the works, and at night, there is a light hidden in the trim that beams up from below.” During my visit, I find my eyes drawn repeatedly to the vases, urns, and sculptures, which glitter with green, yellow, and blue light as the sun dips in and out of the clouds. This, too, was planned. Hepburn wanted to create a “strong relationship between the solar movement and the building.” As the sun moves throughout the day, it lights up first the living room and bedrooms. As it moves from east to west, light begins to pour into the dining room and the guest area. “At all hours of the day, the house is almost always lit by natural light,” says Hepburn. “That was critical to the way we designed the house and how we oriented it.”

The kitchen countertops (above) are made from Deer Isle granite, sourced from a quarry near the couple’s favorite vacation spot. The owners’ suite (opposite) features glass art high above the windows. Everywhere you look in the MersonKremer house, you’ll see paintings, sculptures, and gorgeous pieces of glass.

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The long driveway curves away from the road, shielding the house from view and creating visual distance between the home (shown) and Kremer’s glass studio.

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Thanks to the surrounding forest, the light that filters into the house often takes on a greenish tinge in summer. In the winter, it’s clear, cold, and blue—ideal for viewing art. Whether viewed at the height of summer or in the depths of winter, the couple’s art collection is impressive. They have a bronze sculpture of Jonah and the whale and another of Jacob wrestling with angels. They have paintings inspired by ancient Greek myths and black-andwhite photographs of long-deceased family members. Their taste is eclectic, though they tend to prefer the minimalist lines of Japanese or Scandinavian design. In order to keep their art on continual display, the couple asked for a wider hallway than standard to act as a gallery space, plus a stretch of blank dining room wall to showcase a series of prints by Japanese artist Hasui Kawase.

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They bought these pieces together, and like the rest of their possessions, they built the collection slowly over years. “Back when we first got married and we lived in the city, there was a tiny print gallery just down the block,” Kremer remembers. “We used to drool over those pieces. We bought one together for our first anniversary, and subsequent ones after that. At some point, we no longer needed excuses.” Grouped together above the dining room table, sandwiched between the wall and big glass windows that open out to the fields, the woods, and the river, these nature scenes serve as a testament to the shared joys of their long marriage. Their lives have been fruitful ones, and here by a river in Maine, they’ve built a place where their art can breathe and their hours can settle softly, like leaves onto the forest floor. MH+D


Radiant floor (opposite, left) heating keeps the house cozy in the winter, and natural wood tones are used throughout the home to invite a feeling of warmth. When they moved to Maine, the couple downsized, giving away much of their antique furniture and other goods. They kept all their favorite pieces (opposite, right). Their style skews toward minimalist and modern rather than ornate. Built for artists with an eye to the future, this house prioritizes first-floor living (opposite) so that the homeowners can comfortably age in place. It’s their forever home, and they are thrilled with how it turned out.

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A contemporary guesthouse (at left) and more traditional main house reflect the sunset over a southern Maine beach. Architect Erik Peterson of Peterson Design Group and a building team headed by Andy Tripp of Thomas and Lord worked with the homeowners to create distinct but harmonious structures that suit the spectacular but challenging shoreland site. “It’s an engineering feat that Thomas and Lord created that foundation,” says interior designer Nicola Manganello of Nicola’s Home. “If there’s a big storm, water’s up and over, hitting the house. It’s not going to move, I can tell you that.”

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here aren’t many locations in Maine—or anywhere— that can rival a particular narrow spit on the southern coast, bounded on either side by dark ledges of water-worn rocks and bright tangles of beach roses. The wide-open sea stretches away on one side, while the other looks back over a small cove and sandy beach. Near the end of this spit is a small parcel of land that for many years held an old cottage and garage. When the homeowners decided to rebuild, they were committed to honoring the special character of the spot with a home that welcomes guests and family with a sense of place and history. The homeowners’ primary residence is in California, but the husband grew up in Boston, and when he was looking for a summer home that would give his far-flung family “a place to congregate each year,” he thought of this part of southern Maine. His brother had played basketball for a local college, and he had gotten to know the area when visiting for games. “It’s

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a hard place not to fall in love with,” he says. “The quiet pace, the natural beauty of it.” The property held a garage with living space above and a quaint main cottage that “looked like something in Tolkien’s Shire.” The cottage would need alterations for stability as well as to accommodate the tall family, who found themselves knocking their heads on doorjambs. The homeowners at first hoped to renovate but found that the structures weren’t suitable. “We had to start from scratch,” says the husband. “It was hard to wrap our brains around.” Faced with the necessity of a teardown, the homeowners looked for ways to both mitigate waste and preserve the spirit of the old cottage. The main house was cut in half and donated to the local housing authority, along with enough funds to reassemble it. It now shelters at-risk families. “It made us feel a little bit better about the loss of this quaint old treasure,” says the husband. It also provided an opportunity for preservation. “‘Let’s grab some of the DNA of this place,’” he recalls saying to his wife. Stones, windows, and doors were reclaimed for the new house. “There’s no way to hide that it’s a new home,” says the husband, “but it’s nice to have materials that have a little bit of history and flavor.”


The homeowners reused beams, doors, and fixtures (opposite) from the property’s original structure and worked with Henry Souza of Barn Removal Services in Massachusetts to find salvaged wood. Other elements came from their travels, including the Vietnamese painting in the sitting room: a school of fish rendered in striking blues. Interior designer Nicola Manganello worked with the homeowners to combine a Californian aesthetic she describes as “warm contemporary” with the New England vernacular. Throughout the home, white nickel-gap walls offer a cool, smooth backdrop for natural fibers and soft indigos.

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A stone fireplace provides a focal point for cozy gatherings in the sitting room. A second seating area for two is oriented to take advantage of the sea view. A wooden mermaid from Antiques on Nine in Kennebunk lounges behind the couch.

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Every element of the new build is characterized by modern design that respects history and minimizes waste while working within the tight confines of the site. Because shoreland zoning regulations allowed no more than a 30 percent increase in volume or square footage, the project was a “giant mathematical puzzle,” says the husband. Furthermore, the new home and guesthouse would have to stand up to coastal weather. Architectural designer Erik Peterson of Peterson Design Group designed a pair of distinct but complementary buildings: a classically proportioned cedar-shingled main house with a flowthrough foundation and a contemporary metal-framed guesthouse on the site of the old garage. Andy Tripp of Kennebunkport’s Thomas and Lord managed the year-and-a-half-long project, coordinating with Nicola Manganello of Nicola’s Home in Yarmouth as well as with the homeowners. “It was fun to work collaboratively with them,” says Tripp of the homeowners, who sourced salvaged elements, from flooring to plumbing fixtures. “That stuff’s always more challenging than contemporary materials. But kudos to Nicola: she incorporated everything, and it looks great.”

“It was a brand-new home, but they wanted it to feel timeless—to have the feeling of a well-traveled life. That’s something we specialize in,” says Manganello. Her company sources objects from European boutiques as well as local vendors to create a look that’s personal and warm. To complement the richly textured reclaimed wood that the homeowners found for flooring and beams, Manganello kept the walls light and neutral, covering most of them with white nickel-gap paneling. Throughout the house, she incorporated vintage textiles in shades of worn linen and soft indigo, which create a calm, lived-in feeling. On the ocean side of the house Lenny Van Gaasbeek incorporated stones from the original chimney into a stone-fronted porch with a stone fireplace at one end. He also framed the back door with a stone arch that adds some grandeur to the entry that (this being Maine) will get the most use. The door opens to a friendly entryway lined with storage benches and hooks for hats and windbreakers. “They wanted a warm, welcoming feel for people with sandy feet,” says Manganello. From the mudroom a hallway leads to an accessible bathroom and cozy wood-paneled den, designed for the husband’s late

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brother, and a stairway leading to the three upstairs bedrooms. (There’s also, the husband tells me, a secret passage from the den to the kitchen, but I haven't spotted it.) To the right of the entry, a nickel-gap wall follows an elegant curve into the kitchen. The cooking and dining space is bright and casual, with open shelves for dishes next to the stove and an oversized island that accommodates a farmhouse sink, shelving, and a quartet of vintage McGuire barstools. A bar area includes open shelves for glassware, a wine refrigerator, and, on the day I visit, growlers from local breweries displayed on either side of a large bronze cleat. Space constraints made it difficult to create an area where guests could sit down for dinner together. Manganello solved the problem with a banquette that allows the table to be pushed close to the wall when extra seating isn’t needed. When the stools and chairs are in place, the kitchen offers an open view of the stately stone fireplace that anchors the living area at the end of the house, where cozy couches encourage family gatherings around the fire. Manganello also configured a second sitting area with two chairs she covered in vintage indigo-dyed Chinese tapestry. It’s a perfect place to share a cocktail, looking out the broad windows toward the spectacular sea view.

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There’s an amazing sunset off the back of the house. I’m a believer that you can’t watch enough sunsets in your lifetime. As soon as that’s over you can walk out to the front porch and the moon starts to rise over the ocean. It’s like living in a painting that’s getting constantly changed all the time. We feel so grateful to be able to experience it.”


The kitchen’s oversized island (opposite) is topped with extra-thick Danby marble and accommodates a farmhouse sink, storage shelves, and seating for casual meals. Designing the guesthouse with a shed roof allowed the second-floor guest suite (above) to be spacious and airy despite height restrictions.

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The guesthouse proved especially challenging to design and build. The second-story ceilings couldn’t be made high enough for comfort under a traditional pitched roof, so Peterson suggested a “modern fish shack” with a shed roof. This decision led to a much more contemporary design for the guesthouse that, in its early, metal-framed phases, drew skeptical looks from neighbors. Once clad in vertical planks of red cedar and visually tied to the main house with a foundation wall of gray and yellow stone, however, it began to attract compliments instead. The guest suite on the second story feels spacious, modern, and bright, with an ipê deck extending the view-enjoying opportunities. Below, the mood is different: dimmer, cozier, and more playful. A Ping-Pong table and TV area are lit by Edison bulbs randomly placed around the ceiling, which is made of chestnut sourced from an old whiskey barrel factory. The walls are covered in a

dark, deeply textured wood from tables once used for growing mushrooms. Acid from the mushrooms made the old tables unusable for their original purpose, but also etched unique grooves and patterns that revealed themselves after a power wash in the parking lots at Thomas and Lord’s shop. The two modest-sized buildings on their small lot nonetheless cover a remarkable amount of ground, with styles from classic to contemporary, materials and objects from around the world and close to home, and hundred-year-old boards and beams starting a second life in a brand-new dwelling. The total impression of all this range, however, is harmony. The project’s varied inspirations and careful collaborations have created a place where family and friends—old and young, near and far, familiar and new—can all settle comfortably together, gathered in a home that’s just beginning. MH+D

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I DID.” So says the owner of the seaside cottage I’m visiting at Granite Point, situated across from its parallel peninsula, Biddeford Pool. Immediately I feel relieved, since I’m late for our appointment because of getting lost myself. The owner spends 40 weeks out of the year traveling for work as a lawyer and consultant to businesses. Her home base is Cambridge, Massachusetts. Twenty years ago, she got into her car, drove north for a much-needed reprieve, and discovered Biddeford Pool. After spending several subsequent summers living in at her Biddeford Pool property, she eventually discovered she needed more space to entertain family and friends during the season. It took over three years of looking before she noticed a listing in the window of a real estate office for a 900-square-foot cottage on a picturesque piece of land. Her initial plan was to renovate and expand, but after speaking with Portland architect Caleb Johnson, it was determined that a renovation couldn’t structurally be done (with the exception of keeping the original garage intact). “The design was very much driven by the owner’s vision of the interior and how she intended to use the house,” says Johnson. “My vision was for something calm, light, quiet, and filled with books—from there the house almost designed itself,” says the owner. When Johnson finished the plans, the home was 2,500 square feet, with two floors and a reading tower. As in many modern homes, an open floor plan was developed to blend the dining room, kitchen, and living room.

This cottage-style home on Granite Point was designed by architect Caleb Johnson of Portland to take advantage of the property’s remarkable coastal views.

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Once the design was set, Shawn Douston of Douston Construction, based out of Arundel, together with Dina Lennon of Sylco Cabinetry in East Waterboro, got to work on executing the owner’s vision. “She wanted to create an environment where she was capitalizing on the location and the view, where she could look out the window and nothing inside would be competing with that view,” says Lennon. When entering the house, all eyes go to the waterfront views visible through floor-toceiling windows straight ahead. All the white oak floorboards are positioned to point toward the water. The interior design could be described as restrained and spare or, more accurately, refined and meaningful. “The decor is like, ‘Don’t look at me too much, look outside,’” remarks interior designer Nestor Santa-Cruz. Santa-Cruz has worked on four other homes for the owner, including the previous Biddeford Pool property. They are friends at this point, and since Santa-Cruz is based out of Washington, D.C., much of their communication takes place via email or phone. “The palette goal was to create interiors where outside natural light comes deep into the interior spaces, while at

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the same time the inside warmth spills out and merges with the sun and nature’s colors specific to the location of the home,” says Santa-Cruz. The colors for the interiors are a mix of pure white (specifically Benjamin Moore’s Super White), the colors from the rocky coast, and a light touch of blues in selected rooms. There are minimal furnishings throughout the house. All of the furniture is positioned to take advantage of the best view in the room. “The architecture and the relationship to nature was very important to my client,” explains Santa-Cruz. Not a lot of furniture was purchased, with the exception of a few pieces such as the white Arne Jacobsen Series 7 stools at the kitchen island. “I am a selfproclaimed sentimentalist and traditionalist,” says the owner. It was important to incorporate family art, antiques, and meaningful pieces in a seamless way. “No piece of furniture in the house is precious—it’s all about simple lines,” adds Santa-Cruz. A couch that was in the family for generations and loved by the homeowner’s parents was reupholstered by Claude’s Upholstering in Biddeford. There is a corner of the living room reserved for the owner’s grandfather’s white wooden rocker.

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One shelf is filled with pieces of pressed orange carnival glass from the owner’s parents. On another shelf sits a stack of medic boxes used by her father during World War II. Two built-in bookshelves flank the quartz fireplace in the living room. Each bookshelf seamlessly blends a bronze sconce in the middle that was hand selected by the owner. “We all definitely spent quite a bit of time behind the scenes discussing and planning how the sconces were going to work, look good, and be integrated into the cabinetry,” reveals Lennon. Special circular millwork was incorporated that follows the same contour as the back plate of the sconce. Lennon asked the owner several times if she wanted the built-in shelves to incorporate a large flat-screen television like the majority of her clients, but the answer was no. Books are preferred over television in this house, but for occasional viewing they decided to tuck away a small television in the built-in behind a door. The kitchen is white with honed black granite countertops. The owner loves to cook and have friends over. Cookbooks and kitchen tools lovingly used by the owner’s mother

over the years have found a new home here and are hidden away for easy access in the cupboards. “The Shaker-style cabinetry is so versatile and lends itself to both traditional and more contemporary settings—when adorned with satin-nickel bin pulls, a popular favorite on the Maine coast, the cabinetry has a classic timeless feel, with just a hint of old-world vintage,” says Lennon. Technology also has a place in the design of the home. Instead of large banks of light switches in certain locations in the home (such as in the entry foyer), the owner installed a state-of-the-art system that has a minimalist grouping of touch-pad buttons to operate internal and external lights. This way the owner can operate all the lights using a small control pad located on the night table in her bedroom. There is also radiant floor heat throughout the home and Runtal radiators in bedrooms (panel-style European design), so the owner and her guests can individually adjust room temperatures for sleeping. Four Regency gas fireplaces—in the living room, office, owner’s bedroom, and owner’s bathroom—operate by remote control.

The owner wanted a white kitchen (opposite) that would easily blend with the rest of the open floor plan. Thermador appliances are found throughout the kitchen. In the living room (above) built-in shelves made by Sylco Cabinetry in East Waterboro hold a medley of antiques and books. A painting by artist Barbara Jackson of Houston hangs over the fireplace.

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(Opposite, clockwise from top left) The antique chandelier in the owner’s dressing room hung over the owner’s dining room table when she was growing up. The built-in bench in the reading tower overlooks Biddeford Pool. One of the signatures of Douston Construction is this unique curve at the top of the staircase’s railing. The living room incorporates custom millwork by Sylco Cabinetry and features bronze sconces and Roman shades by Cloth Interiors in Kennebunk. The view from the owner’s bedroom.

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Quality materials were selected by the owner with the help of Sylco Cabinetry, Douston, and Santa-Cruz. Quartz fireplace surrounds appear in the living room, office, and owner’s bedroom and were sourced by Roma Tile in Watertown, Massachusetts. The owner’s Carrara marble bathroom is an oasis in itself. The tub is situated in just the right location to provide views of the ocean while soaking. Two windows are located in the large walk-in shower, which includes a marble bench and flooring and multiple body sprays. The house’s element of privacy was a conscious design decision. There are pocket doors throughout the house to separate most of the spaces. The true hidden gem is the reading tower, which one enters through the office and up a staircase. The stairwell to the tower is filled with sentimental collectibles including old fans and typewriters linked to the owner’s family’s past. It is also worth noting that this cupola includes the only trace of

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“classic” Maine interior design. Occupants of the space get to relax on a navy and white striped bench that overlooks the water and pull out a book of their choice. To give the feeling of being on a boat, the owner selected the work of designer Liz Thurston of Daybreak Workroom, who makes cushions for yachts. There are lift-up hatch doors that have storage below them running the full depth of the benches. Then there’s the outside. Landscape architect Ted Carter of Buxton helped incorporate the old with the new. A historical cylindrical granite boat mooring left by the previous owners anchors the curved stone wall that frames the bluestone path to the front porch of the house. “I love being in the garden because I feel close to my mother, who had a lovely English garden,” says the owner. “This is a place where family and friends can gather, relax, and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean.” MH+D

All of the windows can remain open throughout the house even when it rains because of small awnings over them. The reading tower (above) is one of the most private areas in the home. The guest quarters (opposite) are off the entry hall and are easily closed off for privacy from the rest of the house using a pocket door.


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“Beth was looking for someone to help grow the company,” he says. “We agreed to get to 100 employees in five years; we made it in three.” For their impact on the state’s economy, this April Oakes and Shissler were named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Maine Small Business Person of the Year for 2018. Under Oakes’s leadership, Sea Bags has opened more retail stores, including four so far this year: in Rockland, Maine; in Newport Rhode Island; in Chestnut Hill in Massachusetts; in Annapolis, Maryland; and on Newbury Street in Boston. A fourth store is planned to open later in 2018 in Vero Beach, Florida, which will bring the total to 18. “It makes sense to be where Northeasterners spend their winters,” says Oakes. “Retail has emerged as the dominant channel for us, because the connection to the product is so much stronger when you see it in person.” The fact that Sea Bags has such a compelling story is a large part of what drew Oakes to the company. How and where the products

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are made is one element of the story; sustainability is another. “You hear a lot of companies talk about reducing the waste they create— our whole concept is about sustainability,” says Oakes. “We’ve kept more than 600 tons of sails from going into landfills.” On Custom House Wharf, the repurposing ethic extends to the vintage tables and trunks used for display (all of which are for sale), the desks made from reclaimed wood in the marketing department, and even the interior windows that let light into an upstairs office (they came from the Porthole restaurant nearby). A couple of summers ago, Oakes traveled to Brooklyn, New York, to pick up a “really beat-up” Red Bull truck that Sea Bags has refashioned into a kind of pop-up shop. Painted Sea Bags blue, the truck has garage-type doors that roll up to reveal a version of the tote wall. “We take it to the Blues Festival in Rockland, Tall Ships Portland, the Old Port Festival,” he says. “People want to connect with our brand, our story, and this is another great way to get that story out there.”


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he Farnsworth Art Museum’s exhibition, Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection, highlights several of Andrew Wyeth’s tempera paintings and studies, showing museum visitors the processes behind the artist’s work. This presentation of works features several pieces that have rarely or never before been exhibited. Among them is Andrew Wyeth’s final tempera, Goodbye, My Love, which he completed a year before his death in 2009. The history of Andrew Wyeth and his artwork is deeply rooted in Maine. The artist grew up spending summers in Port Clyde with his family and often used Maine’s landscapes as inspiration and settings for his iconic works. Later in his life, Andrew Wyeth and his

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wife, Betsy, continued to visit Maine, spending part of each year living in the Midcoast and on offshore islands. During his career, Andrew Wyeth was granted over 20 honorary doctorate degrees, and he was the first visual artist to be awarded both the Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Over 100 years after his birth, Andrew Wyeth is recognized as one of the greatest American artists of the twentieth century. Andrew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection opened in March and will be available for viewing until February 2019 in the Farnsworth Art Museum’s Hadlock Gallery. Tickets are free for museum members and Rockland residents; all other prices can be found on the Farnsworth Art Museum’s website. From July to September, admission is free from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Here Maine Home+Design provides a preview of the exhibition MH+D

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The Witching Hour Study, 1977, pencil on paper The Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Collection © Andrew Wyeth/Artists Rights Society (ARS)

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Newly built Hidden Inland Treasure thoughtfully designed nestled down a private way on 3+ acres on desirable Sebago Lake with panoramic western mountain views. This masterpiece offers unparalleled craftsmanship and character throughout with a welcoming feeling featuring the finest in luxury living. Tammy Ruda 207.831.3164 | $2,600,000

Maine seaside cottage on Crescent Beach! Enjoy your next lobster bake at this completely furnished cottage built in 2016 with breathtaking views, open floor plan and contemporary kitchen. Minutes from the airport, downtown Rockland & neighboring Camden. Large deck overlooking the islands, boats & seabirds. 86bellevuestreet.com Susan Desgrosseilliers 207.975.4304 | $789,000

Traditional village house overlooking Rockport Harbor. 3BR and 3.5BA. Second floor master suite with sitting level and access to deck. Immaculately maintained grounds, interior and exterior. Remodeled kitchen. Perfect retirement or second home. Walk to harbor, village amenities and Beauchamp Point Trail. Peter van der Kieft 207.592.9366 | $650,000

Charming antique home represents a tremendous value with period charm and deep water frontage. The scenic location on the Sasanoa River offers some of the best boating and kayaking to be found and affords access to Robinhood Cove, the Sheepscot River and open ocean. 4 bedrooms and plenty of parking. John Collins 207.607.2442 | $345,000

Custom designed home built in 1994 on two beautiful acres with sights of the Atlantic Ocean. From the street side, the home looks like a traditional New England saltbox. The interior & exterior back has contemporary elements. Currently with 2BRs & 3.5BAs, the home was designed to accommodate add’l walls and create a 4BR house. Mary Jean Labbe 207.337.3661 | $925,000

Elevated high over North Bath & Merrymeeting Bay, is Eagle’s Perch, a modern-farmhouse home that presides over acres of pristine woods & virtually the entirety of Merrymeeting Bay. Views across the Bay over to Mount Washington & seasonal views of the Kennebec in the opposite direction capture attention immediately. Pat Lawson 207.798.1828 | $750,000

Located in Manset across from the town dock, The Dockside Inn & Restaurant boosts amazing water & mountain views. The property consists of a restaurant kitchen, horse-shoe bar that seats 12, a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, and 6 motel rooms with baths on the second level. 3 of the rooms have kitchenettes. Janet Moore 207.266.0441 | $475,000

Atlantic Point warehouse conversion two unit condominium is located right on Rockland Harbor with outstanding views from every room! This one bedroom unit is bright, open and sunny with cathedral ceiling in the eat-in kitchen which leads out to a large deck overlooking the harbor and inground pool. Susan Desgrosseilliers 207.975.4304 | $329,000

Exclusive waterfront home imagined by Midcoast Home Designs and to be built by highly regarded Frohmiller Construction Inc. Expansive eastern facing views and deepwater frontage. The 11 acre lot is part of the McCarty Cove Association, with rights to an association deepwater dock a short walk from the site. Subdividable. John Collins 207.607.2442 | $791,000

This beautifully landscaped, well-appointed executive property is elegant, functional, and spacious. This custom-built home can be used as a 3 or 4-bedroom & has 4 bathrooms with high end finishes and appointments. Convenient to town! Ian Duggan 207.522.8090 or Dennis Duggan 207.522.3747 | $695,000

Enjoy southerly views to open water from this 3BR, 2.5BA year-round residence. The renovated ranch has 5 sets of sliding doors opening onto a deck which spans across the water-side. Bright, airy living areas. Gardens and beautiful lawn surround the house. Stairs lead to a private beach. Janet Moore 207.266.0441 | $389,000

Wildwood Cottage rests on the shores of Hornbarn Cove, a wonderful place to observe nature, write a novel, or be with family and friends. The year-round 2BR cottage is feet from the shore resting on a grandfathered footprint. The cove is surrounded by stately Evergreens, and the cottage faces to the West. Kate Jackson 207.691.3684 | $199,000


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Tucked away off a quiet road in South Freeport and along over 1,000' of a tidal inlet, this property offers amazing privacy yet easy access to Portland or Brunswick. Enter past the lovely lily pond, large greenhouse and new chicken coop to your 3BR contemporary where you can look over the pool graciously set into the landscaping, past the bucolic fire pit overlooking the inlet. Swim, fish or kayak a short way to the area islands in Casco Bay off Freeport. Inside you’ll find an open floor plan on the main level with several living space options, a dining room with expansive views of the lawn and water. Need a space for a separate studio or office? One of the second-floor rooms has a private entrance outside so you can keep work separate from your daily living.

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106 RAVINE DRIVE • $1,350,000

Expansive Island Skies of Casco Bay, rare elevated views of Broad Cove from nearly every room of this charming Maine home. Solar systems, energy-efficient home. Year-round living or just an amazing summer getaway.

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INTOWN BOOTHBAY HARBOR

Intown home offers a mix of old & new. Main house offers 2+BR/2BA, sunporch, deck, wood floors & high ceilings. Plus, an attached, spacious 1BR/1BA apt. Easy walk to all harbor amenities. $450,000

JUNIPER POINT WATERFRONT

Winterized 4BR/2.5BA cottage style home in Boothbay Harbor’s coveted Juniper Point community. West-facing frontage, deep-water dock, living room with 16’+ ceiling, central heating/cooling, fireplace & porch. $1,295,000

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CAPITOL ISLAND WATERFRONT

Own your private paradise with this seasonal 4BR/3.5BA home located on Capitol Island. With panoramic views this 3 level home features elevator access to all floors & roof decks on 2 levels. $1,299,000

PARADISE POINT WATERFRONT

Winterized Classic Maine shingle style home in East Boothbay with spacious kitchen, fireplace, 3BR suites & expansive porch over-looking Linekin Bay. Quaint 2BR guest cottage on pilings & deep water dock. $1,295,000

CLASSIC WATERVIEW HOME

3+BR/2.5BA Greek Revival has undergone many improvements including new heating, kitchen & baths. 40’ x 26’ insulated shop added in 2009. Westerly water view, stone patio & 4 fireplaces. $565,000

EAST BOOTHBAY WATERFRONT

3BR/3BA cape features water views from every window. With hardwood flooring, one floor living, 3-season room with propane stove, dock & mooring on the Little River plus oversized one-car garage $825,000

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KITTERY POINT OCEANFRONT – Enjoy bold panoramic ocean views from this c 1760 Colonial w/ detached garage on Gerrish Island offering a private setting on a landscaped 2.5 acre lot. $1,950,000

YORK HARBOR – With seasonal York River views, this charming, light filled 2nd level 2 bdrm condo at Kingsbury Cottage has been beautifully maintained and is being offered fully furnished. $399,000

CAPE NEDDICK OCEAN VIEW – Masterful design and modern luxury converge at this 4 bdrm home w/ water views from nearly all rooms, every detail was carefully crafted to the highest standard. $2,999,900

WELLS WATERFRONT – Swim, fish or kayak from your own backyard at this charming 2 bdrm cottage on the Webhannet River! A short walk to the beach, shops and restaurants nearby. $459,900

CAPE NEDDICK – Walk to Cape Neddick Beach from this distinctive French provincial style home featuring a designer chef’s kitchen, 3 en-suite bdrms, a private detached heated studio & more! $1,345,000

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DR AWING BOAR D

THE REVITALIZATION OF A

VILLAGE CENTER

Location: York Village, York Design Team: Milone & MacBroom with Lachman Architects & Planners; Landmark Corporation; Rodney Lynch, AICP; Bennett Engineering; & Summit Geoengineering Services Construction start: Estimated 2020 Construction complete: Estimated 2021

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ne of the greatest potential assets of York Village is its quality of place—those character-defining elements that distinguish it and make it resonate with visitors and residents alike. The village center is defined by its historic architecture and landmarks, mix of local businesses, clustered civic destinations, and “third places,” where neighbors meet neighbors for lunch or coffee. Over the years, however, the public rightof-way in the village center has become dominated by vehicle space and parking, disrupting the balance of uses. The vast space dedicated to pavement leaves little room for pedestrians and place-making elements, and creates an environment that is unattractive and outof-sync with the historic character and scale of the village center. In 2011 the town formed the York Village Study Committee, a group of committed volunteers tasked with developing a strategy to spur economic development and to “put the village back

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in York Village.” Their initial effort lead to the development of the 2015 York Village Revitalization Master Plan by the project team of Lachman Architects and Planners; Landmark Corporation; Bennett Engineering; Rodney Lynch, AICP; Summit Geoengineering Services; and Milone and MacBroom. The master plan crafted a vision for revitalizing the central village into a safer, more attractive, walkable community by “reallocating” vehicle-dedicated space, introducing traffic-calming measures, and simplifying vehicle movements. A proposed “Village Square” replaces pavement at the heart of the village to create a new public space featuring the Soldiers’ Monument honoring York’s Civil War veterans. The Town of York is working with Maine DOT and funding through the Kittery Area Metropolitan Planning Organization. Milone and MacBroom (and their project team) is leading final design for the first phase of the $4 million project. Construction will begin in 2020.


Tile ♦ Design ♦ Stoneworks

PRESENTS

YOU’RE INVITED!

A CEU SEMINAR WITH

Feras Irikat

Color Theory and Its Application

Feras Irikat is the Director of Design and Marketing for Lunada Bay Tile, a leader in the design and production of handcrafted glass, stone, metal, wood and ceramic tiles.

Feras will examine the impact of light, vision and texture on color in the design environment. His presentation will outline the basics of color theory and psychology, followed by an engaging discussion of how materials such as ceramics, wood, textiles and glass can be fully integrated to create and define cohesive, beautiful spaces.

His expertise in color theory and color psychology enables him to design and mix color palettes effectively and help to define and guide color trends in tile and home design.

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