Prefab Style

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An architect almost erases the line between dwelling and nature with a sleek, modern kit house.

By Meadow Rue Merrill   Photographed by Jamie Salomon

When Boston architect Jim Higgins bought a wedge of waterfront turf on quiet Spinney Creek in South Eliot, he planned to design and build a traditional New England-style house and sell it. But he and his partner came to enjoy the quaint neighborhood of classic colonials and Capes so much that they decided to build the house for themselves.

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Meadow Rue Merrill is an award-winning Maine journalist and frequent contributor to Down East.

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