Kaplan Thompson Architects

Shawme Lake Passive House / Kaplan Thompson Architects

As the oldest town on Cape Cod, Sandwich celebrates and perpetuates its historic, namesake architecture. Homes are characterized by simple forms and traditional English styles, adapted over time to the harsh, coastal climate and native resources.

Spark Side House / Kaplan Thompson Architects

The clients wanted a Passive House, that they knew. They purchased a wooded, 2.8-acre lot with an old stone wall, remnants of a farmstead. Clearly somebody knew what they were doing with this land once.

Gossamer on the Water / Kaplan Thompson Architects

Gossamer on the Water embodies balance, reconciling strength with airiness on the exterior and exposure with intimacy on the interior. The structure presents as gauzy and light as it ripples across the site, though is anything but fragile.

Blackwood House in Falmouth, Maine / Kaplan Thompson Architects

Unlike contemporary modern spaces that are cold and sterile, this house is modern and sleek yet roughhewn. With fine woodworking alongside the clean lines of the interior structure, raw and cooked come together in harmony.

Rockbound Park House / Kaplan Thompson Architects

The interior of the main house has an open kitchen and living space, with a getaway loft that provides a distant glimpse of the water, and a wood stove that reduces the energy load and warms up those coldest winter island days.

Gambrel-Roofed Home Renovated by Kaplan Thompson Architects

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.

Long Reach Retreat by Kaplan Thompson Architects

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.