Tour a beautifully refined cottage in a Southern Maine beach community

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This refined cottage was designed by Whitten Architects, located in a small seaside community of Portland in Southern Maine. Many aspects of the design were restricted by zoning guidelines in the village community. This entailed maximum and minimum dimensions, exterior materials, size of windows, porches, roof pitches, and character elements.  At the edge of this coastal […]

A 570 square foot steel cabin immersed in a beautiful Maine forest

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This 570-square-foot Cor-Ten steel cabin was designed by Winkelman Architecture, located on the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. The dwelling embraces the surrounding natural beauty with delicate respect for the site. Weathering beams spring from the rising ledge, gently carrying the cabin over boulders and mossy terrain. The cabin was devised to capture natural light patterns […]

Step inside this absolutely fabulous getaway house in coastal Maine

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This shingle-style getaway house was designed by Brooks & Falotico Associates in collaboration with Chauncey Boothby Interiors, located in the low-key coastal community of Kennebunk, Maine. A New England beachfront classic, this dwelling features gabled dormers, stone chimneys, and a series of porches that cascade from the top to the bottom of the two-and-a-half-story structure. The architects […]

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.  […]

Beautiful coastal Maine home envisioned for idyllic summer getaways

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Hamilton Snowber Architects is responsible for the design of this New England coastal home nestled on a site that gently slopes down to Penobscot Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Maine and Atlantic Ocean in Rockport, Maine. This was conceived as a summer home and vacation destination for a Washington couple and their four grown children. Drawing from […]

Modern interpretation of New England farmhouse vernacular

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Elliott + Elliott Architecture has put a modern twist on this New England farmhouse vernacular, located on a small island off the coast of Maine. It is rooted in the traditional hierarchical relationship between the prominent white clapboard farmhouse and the less adorned, shingled outbuildings. In order to accommodate multiple generations of the family, the main […]

An historic barn undergoes a remarkable transformation in New England

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An historic barn-like workshop was converted into an open and airy one-bedroom home by designer/owner Stephen Peck, located in Falmouth, a town in Cumberland County, Maine. The homeowner’s opted to collaborate with Portland-based firm Briburn for this project, impressed with their sensibility of being at the forefront of sustainability. Most people would have torn down this barn […]

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