Duke

Duke

This 1500 square foot cottage was built for a client looking for an open, efficient, “beachy” space. The exposed eave structure on the front gable is a classic cottage feature that looks like an embellishment, masking its actual functionality. A trio of weight-bearing brackets beneath the stairway bump-out add decoration, as do the rafter tails that crown a rear patio: they are the delicately shaped ends of the pickled white hemlock beams that slice through[3]  the living-dining-kitchen area, supporting the second floor.

Inside the home, the main carrying beam separates the kitchen from the living room and the dining room from the foyer, all of which are arranged to maximize daylight and allow for glimpses of the water view. Focal points, including a massive Carrara marble waterfall island and a ceramic tile backsplash that recalls a watercolor seascape, also help draw visitors into the gathering spaces.

maine home design, custom built maine home, turquoise front door, built-in storage
gravel driveway, mini cooper, house exterior
hardwood floors in bedroom, ornate iron bedframe
marble kitchen island, blue green kitchen backsplash, pendant lights over kitchen island
natural finish railing for staircase
gravel driveway, mini cooper, house exterior
kitchen in custom built maine home, seafoam green, marble kitchen island
maine home design, turquoise door with iron handle