Virginia Wright

Virginia M. Wright is the senior writer at Down East.

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Living Room 2013

How one Castine resident designed the most difficult room in the house Photo by Darren Setlow Ceiling Why does this room work? “The bow-shaped…

Bathroom 2013

A bathroom with a sense of place Photo by Brian Vanden Brink /Carriage House Studio Architects What better for a house on the Maine…

Mudroom 2013

Photo by Brian Vanden Brink /Hans Warner Design Association Sarah Steinberg loves the mudroom. The practical, hardworking entry and its older cousin, the breezeway,…

The Perfect Maine Home

By Virginia M. Wright It must have a porch, and, of course, there’s a mudroom. So began our fanciful construction of the ideal Maine…

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The Commute

Going to work on the island of Islesboro is a complex game of hurry up and wait. By Virginia M. Wright Photograph by Lottie…