New Harbor, Maine
This quintessential shingle-style summer cottage with coastal charm and expansive views of Johns Bay is located on the picturesque Pemaquid Peninsula. The character of this shingle-style cottage resonates with architectural details such as porch columns atop shingled piers, X-pattern deck railings, and a porthole window. The cottage is strengthened by the balance of a wrapping porch, sweeping roof treatments and built-in roof balconies. Brackets facilitate the dramatic curve of the roof and provide depth above the garage, shielding the carriage house doors from weather. The owners and guests can enjoy the outdoors from a screened room, a stone terrace, the porch and the series of balconies. This cottage also features a balcony off the owners' suite with a recessed niche for sitting in private. These elements create a layered effect and sense of dimension, while offering varying levels of protection from wind and sun. The open plan interior spaces feature many "cottage hung" tall double-hung windows which were used often in turn of-the-century shingle-style homes. Muntins cover only the top third of the glass and the glazing helps root the home in its historical context while allowing for largely unobstructed water views.
- PROJECT ARCHITECT: Phelps Architects
- Location: New Harbor, ME