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A gorgeous post and beam home has serene views over coastal Maine

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This wonderful post and beam home was designed by Acorn Deck House Company, located on Penobscot Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean in south central Maine. Called “NextHouse”, this home was devised to maximize the site’s panoramic ocean vistas while still allowing for complete privacy from the neighboring property. 

The home’s solar orientation provides passive solar heat gains in the winter while the home’s deep overhangs provide shade for the large glass windows in the summer. The roofline was strategically devised to slope up towards the ocean to enhance daylight and the views. Encompassing 2,966 square feet of living space, this home boasts four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.

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The exposed post and beam construction allows for clear, open spaces throughout the home, but also embraces a connection with the land to invite the outside in. The aluminum-clad windows, fiber cement siding, and cedar trim facilitate lower maintenance without compromising the dwelling’s quality or aesthetic.

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The homeowners wanted to create a space that welcomed guests for frequent family gatherings. Acorn Deck House Company obliged by designing the home with a focus on indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces with a large, open great room and kitchen, expansive decks, and a flexible layout to accommodate guests.

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What We Love: This seaside retreat features a beautiful post and beam construction that provides its occupants with open and airy living spaces. Designed with geometric shapes in mind, the architecture has clean lines and crisp edges. The clean detailing blended with an abundance of natural light creates an organized yet warm space for living.

Tell Us: What do you think of the design of this home? Would this be your idea of the ultimate seaside retreat? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fantastic home tours that we have showcased here on One Kindesign in the state of Maine: An historic barn undergoes a remarkable transformation in New England and Step inside this breathtaking barn cottage retreat on the coast of Maine.

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Above: The custom cabinets are cherry wood, while the floors are walnut and the ceilings are cedar, and the Pella Windows are framed in mahogany.

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The upper level features a private owner’s suite and a rooftop deck, which showcases the breathtaking views while maintaining privacy.

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Photos: Courtesy of Acorn Deck House Company

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