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Kendall Farm Cottages

June 25, 2010

Just a short walk across our north field and through a line of trees, you find yourself at one of Downeast Maine's best kept secrets - Kendall Farm. Two wonderful cottages, Watercress and Wildflower, built in the 1920's are maintained and rented by their current steward, Georgiana Kendall - who carries on a family tradition.

 

Trim

June 19, 2010

Beneath two subsequent kitchen renovations, the original hand-planed baseboard and chair rail had survived. It was difficult to remove them from the positions they had occupied for so many years, but this was not a museum restoration - this was somebody's summer home. The goal was to create a comfortable modern kitchen that preserved the 'spirit' of the old room.

 

The Roof

June 9, 2010

Sometimes necessity is the mother of unexpected and happy results. When we purchased our Perry, Maine home it came with a new roof. One less thing to worry about for say - thirty years? Not long after moving in though, shingles started to fly. The wind off Boyden Lake can be fierce.

 

Old and New

June 2, 2010

There is precious history woven into the fabric of an old home. Though we prefer to keep as much original material as possible, total preservation is not always practical or economical. This is often a sad reality while working on antique buildings. Renovation, even at its best, requires a little bit of letting go.

 

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