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Maine Cottage House Tour

I went to camp in Maine when I was twelve.  I remember loving the crisp chilly mornings, clear skies, the fragrance of pine, and the ice cold lake where we sailed and took water skiing lessons.  What a treat!

Fast forward to seven years ago when I had the distinct opportunity to design a client’s home in Maine . My love of the state was immediately rekindled, and I recently bought a tiny ugly duckling of a cottage in the picturesque harbor town of Camden.  So here begins the saga of a project…..there isn’t an interior designer around that can resist one, right? Welcome!

You must know that ugly it is; and, a cottage it is not.  In Maine when one refers to their cottage it is a very grand shingle style home, preferably on the water, architect designed and built at the turn of the 20th Century.  Mine is a “wee” thing that in time will be cute, built in stages around 1920-30.  Our images show you what is being torn apart before the “new” emerges.  With luck, next month’s blog post will present the new ever-so-tiny home near the harbor, so please stay tuned!

August 26, 2013 by Jessie Davidson


  • Christine Lewis:

    August 30, 2013

    What an awesome project….I just love a little cottage!! I have a tiny treasure in Door County that my fam has owned since the late 40’s and have spent many years updating and modernizing. I am looking forward to your after pics!

  • carol davis:

    August 30, 2013

    It doesn’t look that teeny tiny and who cares—it’s in Maine.
    One day I would love to do the same in Vermont – the place I fell in love with!
    take care

  • cele:

    August 30, 2013

    love the tour!—-i am sure your lovely home will be transformed !—-:)

  • Peggy Bandy:

    August 30, 2013

    Look forward to what you will do with this house. I LOVE your style and know it will be beautiful and cozy. Maine…ahhhhhh.

  • Ellen:

    August 30, 2013

    Can not wait to see how cute that ends up I can picture those cute chairs in the bedroom have fun !

  • Chris Snider:

    August 31, 2013


    I have no doubt that when you’re done with your “Maine Cottage” it will be as charming as your Lake Bluff home (if not more). Congratulations on your new baby. Take care.

    Chris Snider

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