The Downeast Coastal House exceeds its Net-Zero energy consumption goal using a grid-tied ground mounted PV array that power geothermal heat pumps for radiant in-floor heat, high-efficiency appliances and LED lighting.
Trent Bell is an architectural photographer in Biddeford, Maine, USA.
This 2,500 square foot house responds to the clients’ desire for a contemporary retreat, low maintenance home that is open and light-filled. Fronting Smith Cove, a secluded deep water anchorage ideal for boating and kayaking, the site is densely wooded with filtered ocean views to the north.
Architects: Carol A. Wilson Architect Project: Mills House Team: Gavin L. Engler Assoc. AIA Location: Chebeague Island, Maine, United States Area: 241.55 sqm Photography: Trent Bell In 1700, it was first reported that the coast of Maine had “as many islands as there are days in the year.” Thus, the Calendar Islands began to epitomize […]
Architects: Scott Simons Architects Project: Pondicherry House Location: Mount Desert, Maine, USA Area: 2,950 SF Photography: Trent Bell The owners wanted a small house that touched the earth lightly. They are foresters and wanted the interiors to be made with all clear pine from their sustainable forests. Conservation easements required the house be sited 150 […]
A property, that was once an expansive saltwater farm, now serves as a setting for this oceanfront retreat located a short drive from downtown Portland. The farm’s fields, cleared long ago for cultivation, now afford sweeping views of the rocky shore, distant islands, and a vast horizon. On it’s own it is an incredibly beautiful […]
Quincy Bay House is a single family passive house designed by GO Logic Architecture, a architecture and construction firm located in Belfast, Maine, US. Located on an east-facing oceanfront lot in densely populated Quincy, Massachusetts, this custom-designed, single-family residence employs a traditional peaked roof form to fit in with the surrounding neighborhood, but still differentiates […]