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Mills | Chebeague Island, Maine

In 1700 it was first reported that the coast of Maine had “as many islands as there are days in the year.” Thus, the Calendar Islands began to represent quintessential Maine geography. Chebeague represents just one of these islands but carries with it a rich history among the generations who call this place home.

Located on two acres on the southeast shore of Chebeague Island, Mills House encompasses a 180-degree view of natural landscape and seascape. Sited on the edge of the tree line with a southern exposure to beach and water, the house takes advantage passive solar gain. A prominent Oak tree to the southwest creates a summer canopy for the deck and porch.

At 2,600 square feet, the house consists of a primary space accommodating kitchen, dining, and living. When the weather is ideal, the wall between the house and the screened porch rolls open, extending the living space. From the screened porch there are incredible distant views of the city of Portland to the south. A principal bedroom and bath anchor the first floor on the east while two guest suites and a bunkroom for grandchildren comprise the second floor.

Carol A. Wilson Architect