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Quaint seaside cottage gets beautifully refreshed on Boothbay Harbor

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This quaint seaside cottage underwent a complete renovation by Whitten Architects and builder Knickerbocker Group, located on a rocky peninsula in the middle of Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Originally constructed in 1915, the new owners were drawn to the historic charm and incredible waterfront views. The scope of this project entailed renovating the existing summer cottage and […]

Historic coastal cabin provides a charming retreat on Maury Island

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A former shipbuilder’s cabin has been completely transformed by Hoedemaker Pfeiffer, located on Maury Island, in Washington’s Puget Sound. The history of Maury Island is that it was originally connected during low tide to the more popular Vashon Island. In 1913, local homeowners constructed an isthmus to provide more convenient access between the two islands. […]

Idyllic coastal getaway with sustainable features nestled on Orcas Island

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Heliotrope Architects have designed the North Beach Residence, a coastal getaway on Orcas Island, the largest of the San Juan Islands, off the Washington coast. This 2,400-square-foot family retreat is set on a northwesterly oriented beach, facing the Strait of Georgia to provide incredible views. The property includes second-growth Douglas firs, a beech grove and a grassy meadow […]

Breezy summer vacation house with whimsical details on Cape Cod

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GMT Home Designs in collaboration with Encore Construction designed this playful summer vacation house located in Dennisport, a village in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Bold and colorful accents set a bright and breezy tone for this humble beach style abode designed to accommodate a large amount of family and friends.  The homeowners requested a whimsical, calming and […]

Whidbey Island retreat designed with a unique camp-like setting

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Hoedemaker Pfeiffer was enlisted to design this rustic camp-like retreat located on Whidbey Island, set in the Puget Sound, north of Seattle, Washington. This project demonstrates what happens when you focus on your strengths, defy convention and take a few risks. The demolition of half the house made room for a camp-like setting of grand indoor spaces […]

Charming rustic cottage perched on the rocky coast of Maine

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Knickerbocker Group is responsible for the design and construction of this charming rustic cottage by the sea, located on the quintessential summer community of Capitol Island, Maine. The owner of this quaint red cottage was drawn to purchasing the home by nostalgia, after spending childhood summers on the island. This seaside abode was in need of some […]

Romantic stone cottage retreat nestled on Hunting Island, Maine

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This stone cottage retreat was designed and built by Knickerbocker Group, located on Hunting Island, just off the coast of Portland, Maine. Nestled on the rocky shores of a one-acre island, this cottage bravely faces the open Atlantic Ocean. This cottage was originally a hunting retreat devoid of electricity, encompassing a couple of small rooms, […]

This lakeside haven provides a spectacular family retreat on Lake Huron

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This lakeside family retreat was designed by SALA Architects in collaboration with Lucy Interior Design, nestled along Lake Huron, Michigan. Lake Huron is the Great Lake that forms Michigan’s mitten shape right next to Canada. It has the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes. Constructed on the original footprint of a previous structure, this lakeside haven […]

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