An active young and growing family approached us with a desire to create a home that would give the ability to thoroughly enjoy this serene landscape. They wanted a “low-impact” Casco Bay Island retreat with the capability to welcome frequent visiting family and friends.
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.
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.
The owner’s goal was to create a lifetime family home using salvaged materials from an antique farmhouse and barn that had stood on another portion of the site. The timber roof structure–as well as interior wood cladding and interior doors–were salvaged from that house and combined with new, sustainable materials
Located on a small island off the coast of Maine, this project began as a renovation. Initially, our clients hoped that an existing building on their property could be rehabilitated: a structure that accompanied the 100 year old farmhouse that has been their summer home for close to 40 years.
Designed for an active, outdoor-oriented couple, Maine Rural Modern stands on 10 acres of gently rolling pasture ringed by mixed woodland, a property it shares with a four-stall horse barn.