KENNEBUNK, Maine — Amy and Zachary Tyson have lived in tighter spaces. Much tighter. The couple met while working aboard private yachts — she was the chef and he the first mate — and shared a 14-foot cabin during their courtship at sea.
Since coming ashore in downtown Kennebunk to open a French-style bread shop in a barn, the 30-somethings sleep in a luxurious 200-square-foot chamber steps from their kitchen. Rising early to bake dozens of artisan loaves in the soon-to-open Boulangerie, A Proper Bakery, the modern, rustic quarters are down right deluxe.
Boulangerie is more than a bake house selling racks of miche, boules and baguettes. It reflects the spirit, determination and expertise of the carpenters who built the post-and-beam barn more than a century ago.
For its latest incarnation, the apron-clad couple hired modern counterparts to customize the space where they turn yeast, local wheat and flour into crusty loaves to feed Maine’s hungry locavore culture.