Boothbay Harbor Shingle Style Cottage
A Shingle Style cottage nestled in amongst the trees looks out onto the busy Townsend Gut of Boothbay Harbor. Details that include a shingle arched covered terrace, stepped gable detailing, and shingle flares along with porthole windows convey the shingle style. A primary feature of the spatial arrangement is an open concept space layout with a cathedral great room boasting spectacular horizon views to Southport Island across the gut in close proximity. The busy waterway remains bustling with sailboats, fishing vessels, and day boaters who pass through as the protected rout connecting the Sheepscot River to the inner Boothbay Harbor. On a windy day the deck will serve as an observation area of a bustling overlook to the passage. The great room boasts a two-story stone fireplace extending upward to a sloped ceiling as well as expansive French door glass with transom windows over. The main entry sequence features a covered porch protecting homeowners as they enter who will immediately experience a view looking through the building beginning with a central glass door with transoms looking out past the entry, through the great room to the water. The building is designed to set within the sloped site with a finished lower level which takes advantage of views, stepping gracefully down the hill side onto a terrace complete with firepit and nearby outdoor shower. Transitional spaces of covered porches, decks, and semi-covered terraces provide opportunities to sit and enjoy the beauty the surrounding site has to offer.
- PROJECT ARCHITECT: Phelps Architects
- Location: Boothbay Harbor, ME