On the Rocks

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A village garden is blessed with a bucolic view.

By Virginia M. Wright
Photographs by Brian Vanden Brink

Debby and Mark Masterson planned to look at four or five properties when they went house hunting on Maine’s midcoast ten years ago, but there was only one serious candidate: a 1875 Greek Revival near Rockport Harbor that they’d found in an online listing. Given their anticipation of the house visit, they were as surprised as their real estate agent when they had to be prodded to go inside the door. It’s not that there was anything wrong with the house; it’s just that the yard commanded their attention.

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

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