2008 Idea Cottage: Scarborough

Kick off your shoes and step right into our Scarborough, Maine, home. From striped floors to beach-chic furniture, its creative touches fit every coast lover's lifestyle.

2008 | Scarborough, ME |
Photo: Jean Allsopp

Welcome Sign

Our mission: to create a new home with all the charm and character of a long-standing Maine cottage. So we turned to Portland-based designer Tracey Rapisardi, who always delivers captivating beach style with a large dose of functionality. "This house is designed for easy living," she says.

The exterior is covered in weathered gray polymer shingles that look like cedar but require none of the upkeep, and architectural stone that blends perfectly with Maine's building vernacular. Under the roof, low-maintenance composite shake shingles are designed to withstand even the harshest weather.

Trim: AZEK. Siding: CertainTeed. Architectural stone: Eldorado Stone. Windows and doors: Marvin Windows and Doors. Roofing, decking, and railing: TAMKO. Front door paint: Valspar

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29 Delicious Salads

Our best and most flavorful salad recipes play more than just a supporting role, they are the star of the table.

Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise