Category Archives: Press

Warm Welcome

Formal meets functional in a Kennebunkport home designed for graciously entertaining family and friends. Rust Hills, the late fiction editor of Esquire, used to say that the first line of a short story should introduce the themes of the work to … Continue reading

Moody Hues

A couple balances their sunny Miami Beach life with a swanky, stylish colonial in Cape Porpoise. One day, a developer friend called Steve Oraham and Jim Samson at their Miami Beach home to say he’d found a “great house in … Continue reading

Family Heirloom in Kennebunk

A new home anchors Kennebunk’s Gooch’s Beach while referencing the past and anticipating the future. Since 1660, there has been an inn on one end of Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk. Since 1756, that establishment has been the Seaside Inn, run … Continue reading

Cosmopolitan Cottage

A private home for a hotel person. Real estate developer and hotelier Tim Harrington is responsible, with his business partners, for nine upscale hotels and inns in the Kennebunk area. Their properties include luxury bungalows in the woods; bright, chic … Continue reading

Streamlined Spaces

A 1950s ranch renovated for art and stress-free living. What movies do actors watch, what books do writers read, what clothes do fashion designers wear? I always want the inside scoop. So when I was offered a chance to visit … Continue reading

Boom Town

Something is happening in the Kennebunks. People are moving here. Building here. Opening businesses here. Tim Harrington is not surprised. These small towns have always had big heart. At some point during the planning of my wedding, about the time … Continue reading

In-Town Bound

Two city dwellers build their dream home in Lower Village. City dwellers are an adaptable bunch. Fueled by the hustle and bustle, they aren’t deterred by a little background noise, and somewhere along the way have made peace with the … Continue reading

Building a Reputation

How does a young builder from away break into the well-established, tight-knit local building community? Kevin Lord will tell you. Growing up in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Kevin Lord was always lucky. In fact, he earned a reputation for it. On every … Continue reading

Building a Dream

It was a storm of epic proportions. For three tidal cycles, the waves pounded Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk, breaching and eventually destroying the seawall, lifting boulders onto the road and into the yards of the houses along Beach Avenue. Homes … Continue reading