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Gorgeous modern cabin retreat surrounded by rugged beauty of Maine

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This modern cabin retreat was designed by Elliot Architects, located on a heavily wooded 10-acre property on a peninsula that jutted out into a pond near Phillips Lake in Lucrene-in-Maine, Maine. Encompassing 1,900 square feet of living space, there are two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms and a finished basement space.

Access to the cabin is via a winding gravel road, through dense forest that provides an occasional glimpse of the pond. Upon arrival to a small parking area, the structure remains hidden behind a stand of spruce. A narrow boardwalk beckons, meandering its way between two large boulders where the house and studio are finally revealed.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Elliott Architects GENERAL CONTRACTOR Acorn Builders STRUCTURAL ENGINEER Becker Structural INTERIOR DESIGN Stephen Peck Design

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A gradual 12-foot grade change leads up to the front door. This experience allows visitors to slowly take in the surrounding habitat, where stress just melts away. The location is quiet and private, so much so that hardly anyone knows this pond exists. Only the occasional kayaker or paddle boarder passes by.

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The main living spaces and master bedroom hover above the forest floor, capturing framed views into the surrounding woods and the pond’s edge. Tucked below, a small study takes in the mossy foreground. A suite for guests and a second study are connected by a covered boardwalk and a cantilevered screen porch.

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A muted material palette and flat roofs allow the building to recede into the shadows of tall pines, barely visible from the water. From within, however, the house is marked by warmth and whimsy. Art and furnishings from around the world map the owner’s journey to this place.

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Above: Walnut cabinetry in the kitchen adds warmth to this modern cabin retreat.

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Above: A view from the front entry captures glimpse of the pond through the forest through a large wall of glass in the dining area. Polished concrete with radiant heat throughout the interiors keep the floors warm throughout the day and night. The kitchen is on the left, while the living room is located to the right of the entry. The windows are from Marvin.

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What We Love: This modern cabin retreat offers its inhabitants a unique and thoughtfully designed abode surrounded by nature. The meandering nature of the property whether on the paths or the driveway allows you to further enjoy the great outdoors. We are loving the cantilevered bedroom with views of the forest and the idea of a separate guest quarters for privacy. We think this retreat would be paradise, how about you?

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall design aesthetic of this home in the woods? Are there any details you would change? Let us know in the Comments!

Note: Take a look at another fantastic New England home tour that we have featured here on One Kindesign: Cozy New England farmhouse with rustic charm: Looking Glass Farm.

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Above: In the living room, a mid-century modern inspired fireplace is the focal point, showcasing tiles from Casa Cielo. A custom concrete hearth was made by a local craftsman, extending under the windows, it provides additional seating.

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Above: The master bedroom cantilevers over the landscape, with floor-to-ceiling glass framing the forest. Underneath this space is the owner’s home office, who also happens to be the interior designer of this cabin — Stephen Peck Design.

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Above: Walls are clad in large-format ceramic tiles, whose wood-like appearance mimics that of knotty pine, typical in Maine cabins.

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Above: In the master bathroom, custom walnut cabinetry is complimented by Brazilian marble countertops. The hue of the countertops picks up the hues of nature outside. The shower and sunken tub lend the feeling of showering in the woods — the tub has the same dimensions of a Japanese soaking tub.

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Above: The exterior facade features a mix of corrugated aluminum, black cladding and large-scale cedar shake shingles — 14½-inch. The house is separated into two structures and connected via a screened-in porch. The main dwelling is positioned on the top of this plan, while the guest pod is on the lower level. The separate structure provides visitors with their own private living quarters, and also houses the owner’s home office.

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Above: The guest pod features a guest suite and home office. The space features a traditional four-poster be oftentimes seen in New England dwellings.

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Above: In the guest bath, encaustic tiling on the wall features a wood grain pattern, mimicking knotty pine.

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Above: In the powder room, a salvaged sink was sourced from Old House Parts in Kennebunk, Maine. On the walls, a moody sky patterned wallpaper provides a unique touch. Another unique addition to this space is the mirror, which originally came with a nautical cord. The designer replaced it with his beloved grandfather’s worn belt.

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Photos: Trent Bell Photography

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