A small vacation home for a family of four. The small house represents a solution to severe volumetric limitations on a sizeable site overlooking Casco Bay. An open living room, kitchen, and dining area take advantage of the views to the bay, with 2 story windows helping to extend these spaces to the deck outside. To keep the house compact and within the allowed volume for the site, two bedrooms and a bathroom are tucked under a sleeping loft, which is accessible via a moveable staircase.
The wood floor and matching wood plank ceiling create a minimal palate inside that defines the simple form and allows the views to be the highlight. The exterior finishes were selected not only for their clean aesthetic, but for their limited maintenance needs in order to deal with harsh Maine winters while not being occupied full time.
Peter B. Rice