The Maine House II


Spend any amount of time in Maine – a weekend, a summer, a lifetime – and its impression lasts forever


ISBN: 9780865654426 Category:

Maura McEvoy, Basha Burwell, Kathleen Hackett


Spend any amount of time in Maine – a weekend, a summer, a lifetime – and its impression lasts forever

When The Maine House was initially published, the reception was astonishing. Over multiple printings and across the world, the book sounded a rallying cry, summed up perfectly in one of dozens of reviews, that it “crafts a plea to preserve a living history belonging to individual, family, and state; a visual call to recognize these homey structures and others like them as ‘extraordinary gifts.'” The Maine House II moves beyond the authors’ cri de coeur; they’re on a mission. Through 25 homes-inshore, inland, and on islands- McEvoy, Burwell, and Hackett highlight the beauty and importance of preservation, restoration, thoughtful renovation, and low-impact living in the place they love the most. From visionaries who saw home in a decommissioned lighthouse, a former hotel, and a boat shed to families resolutely leaving generational homes largely untouched (some continuing to live off the grid) and still others honoring vernacular architecture by living with it in surprising ways, The Maine House II captures the myriad ways one can live in this singular place-in the present-while preserving the past and ensuring its future.

Additional information

Weight 2088 g
Dimensions 24.7 x 31.4 cm
Publisher name The Vendome Press
Publication date 16 May 2024
Number of pages 296
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.7 x 31.4 cm
Weight 2088 g


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Photographer Maura McEvoy has spent every summer of her life on the Maine coast, where she now lives year-round. Her work has appeared in House Beautiful, Town & Country, Condé Nast Traveler, Elle Decor, and Martha Stewart Living, among many other publications. She lives in Wells Beach, Maine.

Born and raised in Maine, Basha Burwell is an art director and stylist for several national brands. She contributes to various publications, including Wildsam, Elle Decor, and Maine Boats & Harbors. She lives in Brooklin, Maine, and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Kathleen Hackett spends her summers on the Midcoast. She has written more than two dozen books, including At the Artisan's Table and Brooklyn Interiors, and contributes to Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, The World of Interiors, and Frederic magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Rockport Village, Maine.