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Jun 4

Blog Cabin 2012: Soak Up the Scenery With the Online Crew

We arrived in Portland, Maine, on a glorious Friday afternoon. The sun was shining, temps were in the low 70s and a crisp breeze was our clue that salt water and picturesque harbor views were a stone’s throw away. During the 1 1/2-hour drive up route 1, we passed forested groves, marshy ponds, lobster shacks and quintessential clapboard cottages — the area seems steeped in a cozy blanket of maritime history.

At long last, we neared the quaint village of Waldoboro and our home for the week, Blog Cabin 2012. The word “darling” popped to mind when we approached 602 Dutch Neck Road. A short stroll along a stone, lupine-flanked path led us to the front door and into the sun-drenched foyer and first-floor spaces. I wish you could have been here to experience water views from the living room windows and the master bedroom sliding doors. Spectacular!

And then the rain came. Each day we rise to grey skies and the sound of water drops pelting roof tops and window panes. The high temperature hovers around 55, which means jeans, sweaters, raincoats — and lots of piping hot chowder — on this trip. Weather conditions may be a blessing in disguise. Thanks to stormy skies and chilly conditions, we’ve been forced to fire up the gas stove. It pumps out just enough heat to keep the first floor cozy and says “New England” in a way that a fireplace never could. Trust me when I say it’s perfect for this home.

Our work continues today, with photographer and digital media producer Bruce Cole focusing on the inviting cottage-style kitchen and still photographer Frank Murray on the second floor, snapping pictures of the media room, game area and guest bedrooms.

I stole away to Boothbay Harbor today to snap a few photos for our Instagram feed (please follow diynetwork) and am preparing for tomorrow’s conversation with interior decorator Victoria Lesser. I look forward to sharing more details about interiors and how-to projects as we move closer to the launch of the virtual home tour.

Cheers from Maine on this rainy Monday. Keep your eyes peeled for teaser videos and cinemagraphic photography, created by our visual designer Jason Kisner, in the days and weeks to come.

  • Posted at 5:51 pm on June 6, 2012
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127 Comments

  1. I love the address …just pray for the luck of the Irish! to move to New England with the family….LOL

    Cathy28Richards on June 20, 2012 at 9:54 pm
  2. dreaming dreaming dreaming
    Ive got the best clam chowder recipe that would be perfect for this home

    crae71 on June 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm
  3. Yes those pictures i always use them for my screensaver makes a peace filled day watching fields of flowers and far off places, such a beautiful field.

    drdonnaa7 on July 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm
  4. sorry to post so late, have had an account for awhile, just didn't know how to log in to put a comment on here:-( but read the instructions on here today, so my son didn't have to help me!! hehe, i am learning more all the time!! love the pic of the wildflowers, it is so lovely!! truly enjoy each new pic, oh, figured out how to look on webstgram at the other pics,( probably misspelled that, sorry!) but they were great! :-)

    Penginsmomina on July 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm
  5. hello,my friend,how are you

    Nike Air Max 90 Classics on January 23, 2013 at 2:41 am

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Blog Cabin is the groundbreaking multimedia experience based on a very simple idea: You Design It, We Build It, You Could Win It! This truly interactive series asks Internet users to vote on the design features for a real vacation getaway. Expert hosts from DIY Network series will be on hand to rebuild the 1920s lakeside house that will become a luxurious home for a lucky sweepstakes winner. Plus, a one-hour Blog Cabin special, hosted by tool expert Chris Grundy, will highlight the incredible transformation.
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