The original, gambrel-roofed home in Waldoboro, Maine was built in the 1980s and set back from the water a few hundred feet. The home needed a major update and expansion, and the owners wanted to really make it a place that reflected their family spirit.
Kaplan Thompson Architects
Kaplan Thompson Architects was one of the first firms to approach the practicality of sustainable design with the artistry of architecture–we love working with you to figure out how to deliver just the right high quality, low impact, and on-budget building. We’ve helped our clients step into new and renovated single family homes, multi-family buildings, educational facilities, and restaurants across New England and beyond.
Our studio is located on the top floor of a historic brick warehouse, at the top of Portland’s Old Port.
Our mission is to bring beautiful, sustainable, attainable buildings to the world. It’s visible in every project we work on, large or small. We believe in a team process where each client can have their specific needs met, their individual aesthetic embraced and their budgets respected. We call it “The Not So Big Ego.”
This waterfront home is deeply connected to the tidal landscape of Midcoast Maine. Located in Harpswell, the Long Reach Retreat was finished in 2016. Its gorgeous setting called for a design that drew visitors closer to the ocean cove, and conveyed a sense of organic modernism that didn’t compete with its peaceful setting in the trees.