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Mar 14, 2018

The Architecture of Life

It is wonderful to learn something new and today it was the concept of biophilic design.  The word “biophilia” literally means “love of life” and as would be expected, we as a species, have a natural affinity for natural settings over the built environment.  Biophilic design is the outcome devised by architects and builders to more…

Apr 13, 2017

Behind the Scene at YFI Millworks

Recently, with the help of photographer Rob Karosis, we visited YFI Millworks to take some photos to update the YFI website and were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of artisan Matt Stone hard at work on some YFI projects.  As YFI owner, Glenn Farrell explains, he started YFI Millworks out of necessity in order to have more…

Mar 28, 2017

Kitchen Trends 2017

Recently, Jen DeRose, Managing Editor of Maine Home + Design, contacted YFI Custom Homes for some insight into kitchen design from a builder’s perspective for The Lookbook, The Best of MH + D 2017 ; what questions do contractors ask their clients and what trends are emerging?  Glenn Farrell, owner of YFI,  said that he more…

Dec 01, 2016

Look Up…Your Ceiling Can Be A Design Inspiration!

Scanning the YFI Custom Home photograph library, it was interesting to note that many of the ceiling designs are varied and impart a critical design element.  In the hands of a skillful custom builder,  your ceiling is a blank canvas and can be an integral part of the creative impact of any room in your more…

Sep 29, 2016

Lakeside Residence In Progress – Part 1

YFI Custom Homes has been working on a beautiful custom residence, harmoniously sited on a wooded lot with a breathtaking lakeside setting.  Designed by TMS Architects, the residence takes full advantage of the panoramic water views and a pastoral vistas. Stylistically similar to an Adirondack lake house and particularly notable for a meticulous level of interior and exterior more…

Sep 15, 2016

Coastal Charmer

This 3,800 square foot coastal Maine home was designed by Fiorentino Group and completed by YFI Custom Homes to replace an existing home on the site. Designed to be a future retirement home, the homeowner requested that all necessities for daily living be located on the first floor, including the master bedroom suite. The master bedroom, bath, more…

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