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Jun 19, 2023

It’s All About the Porch at a New Hampshire Lake House

This versatile, relaxing porch-that-isn’t-a-porch brings the outdoors in—literally. Text by Robert Kiener    Photography by Rob Karosis “It’s a porch, but it’s more—a lot more—than just a porch,” says architect Rob Carty with a broad smile as he describes the novel open-air space his firm, TMS Architects Interiors, designed for a vacation home overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee more…

Apr 26, 2018

YFI Proud to Announce Best of Houzz 2018!!

YFI Custom Homes is very honored to share the news that the firm has won “Best of Design and Customer Service” for 2018 on Houzz – the leading platform for home remodeling and design.  YFI, a 38-year-old custom building firm,  was chosen by the more than 40 million unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more more…

Mar 29, 2018

Summer Dreaming

As John Steinbeck said in Travels with Charlie; “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”  Those words seem particularly true today as New England (and YFI’s hometown of York, Maine) is experiencing yet another  snowstorm.  However, this does NOT keep us from looking ahead and longing more…

Jan 17, 2017

All In The Details

Thanks so much to New Hampshire Home Magazine for their wonderful article, “All In The Details” appearing in the January/February issue currently on the newsstands!  Written by Debbie Kane with photography by Rob Karosis, the story covers the renovation of a an elegant 1860’s Seacoast home that deftly merges the historical nature of the residence with roomy more…

Nov 17, 2016

Lakeside Residence in Progress – Part 3

YFI Custom Homes continues construction work on this beautiful lakeside residence in Part 3 of our “Lakeside Series”.  A major portion of the work is now concentrated on the interior of the home and it is exciting to share some of these finishing details. Custom-made tiles are featured in many different areas of the home; several examples are 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…

Sep 01, 2016

Peek Inside a Custom Builder’s Home!

YFI Custom Homes recently completed a renovation of the firm’s owner’s residence. This 200- year- old family farmhouse, located in southern Maine, had been renovated and reconfigured in the past but needed some additional changes to make the living spaces more suitable for the family’s lifestyle. The homeowners like to entertain and the older front more…

Aug 18, 2016

In-Town Historic Renovation

YFI Custom Homes recently completed work on a 1500 square foot addition plus a three car garage to a historic in-town residence designed by TMS Architects. The new owners of this stately home wanted to make it more family friendly with the addition of modern amenities, casual spaces and improved access to the backyard and more…

Nov 29, 2007

Featured Builder: YFI Homes | Nickerson-Remick

YFI Custom Homes Builds Weather-Proof Oceanfront Homes No matter where his projects take him, one aspect of the construction remains constant: Farrell always recommends that buyers insulate their homes with Nickerson-Remick spray foam. “We recommend it and use it as often as we can.” Read the Full Article

Nov 29, 2006

Accent Home & Garden | Nov. 2006

An English-Style Cottage in Maine BY PHYLLIS EDGERLY RING PHOTOGRAPHY BY GREG WEST When you first spot this home on a diminutive seaside lane, you almost expect to see thatch on its roof. Surrounded yb English-style country gardens, ti feels like the sort of cottage you’d find tucked behind stone walls or hedgerows in Devon more…

Nov 29, 2004

Accent Home + Garden | Nov 2004

Safekeeping for Wine BY ANDI AXMAN Whether your collection amounts to five or five hundred bottles of wine, where you keep it makes all the difference. Read the Full Article

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