A complete renovation with an addition, this five-bedroom beach house provides numerous indoor and outdoor spaces for enjoyment with friends and family. The arched, living room ceiling with custom-made beams and Douglas fir, tongue-and-groove planking is the showpiece of the interior. A less formal common room on the second floor includes a vaulted ceiling, galley kitchenette, and a screened porch with views of the beach. Bedroom layouts in each of the wings provide privacy for all.
Soaring cantilevered decks surround three sides of the modest 3015 square-foot footprint to strikingly reinforce the ledges on which the cottage rests. The uncluttered but finely detailed interior spaces give the house the splendid feel of being considerably larger than it is. With all common spaces on the lower level, the upper level provides privacy for owner and guests alike, with an owner wing to the north and ensuite guest rooms to the south.
Designed with extensive detailing of exposed rafter tails and gable trusses, this Maine camp-style home offers a fresh, modern appearance for a lakeside lodge. Like many traditional, older camps, the hearth is the dramatic focal point of the open-floor-plan design, which offers a comfortable, airy feeling as you pass through the front door and out the back to the beautiful Maine scenery. Privacy, familiarity, and inspiring simple designs were key with this project.
Once a dilapidated Cape, this richly detailed and strikingly charming Arts & Crafts Bungalow now bears no resemblance to its former self. The transformed original structure now contains general living space and two bedrooms. An 1800-square-foot, two-story, Master Suite addition bears Northeast to capture dramatic views of Penobscot Bay, while an Exercise Loft boasts additional views from its private balcony. Sharp attention to details and its private setting define this homes vibrancy and charm, from the flared roof eaves to the fieldstone fireplaces and the bracketed water table.
Small cottage charm abounds at this lakeside camp, featuring gabled bedrooms, an elegantly detailed screened porch, custom interior millwork, a private outdoor shower, and carefully balanced windows for extensive views of the lake and dramatic cliffs in the distance. Challenged with recycling the small foundation of a bedraggled existing structure, a steeply sloped, narrow site, and austere building-area restrictions, this camp was gracefully transformed.
Sited on its own small peninsula, this cottage recast a similarly massed, prefabricated structure from the 1930’s. Facing strict local and state requirements as a grandfathered structure, the 1718-square-foot, year-round, three-bedroom home retains its unique, three-fireplace core from its predecessor. Maximum light was achieved through the offset room design, while built-in furniture, including the window seat, a kitchen pantry, and a desk alcove utilize the best of tight spaces.
This simple and straightforward, 3200-square-foot home makes splendid use of traditional Coastal vernacular on a smaller scale. Quiet elegance is maintained with the deliberate placement of windows, doors, and porches to harmonize the interior and exterior spaces. Cozy window seats allow for quiet reflection, and a sunlit winter garden offers beautiful ocean views as well as a dramatic axial view of the living room.
Nestled snugly on a wooded saltwater cove, this 2480-square-foot, year-round home is designed like a well-built Maine schooner. Clean lines and simple finishes embrace the naturally, filtered light and add a European sensibility to the space. Back-to-back fireplaces, crafted from local granite, warm the living room and open porch. An elegant yet functional kitchen and dining area graces the sunny south end of the home, and built-in storage walls and bookcases are found throughout much of the interior.
Nestled on a quiet cove along the Maine coast, Calf Island Cottage is a timeless and modest sized summer home, which has already spanned three generations of family use. The site’s ideal mix of sun & shade allows the occupants to feel comfortable indoors and out. Although the three-bedroom cottage is a modest size of 1020 sf, the loft room with its own private deck offers quiet respite. The lower deck and living room are popular for socializing, and were designed to take best advantage of the ocean view.