Shingle Cottage, Kennebunk, Maine

We endeavored to work closely with the client to design a refined yet singularly styled house that would include ample places from which to experience the rich flora and fauna along the river and in the woods and nearby wetland. The Cottage is reached by strolling across a bridge that spans a restored wetland. A central oval-shaped Dining Room acts as a centering space in the house leading to a Library/Living Room, a spacious Kitchen, an open Office space and a conservatory-covered Craft Room and Laundry. The Office opens to a wrap-around Conservatory to allow full views of the abundant riverlife. A Sunroom is situated underneath a masterful old Oak tree. Upstairs the Master Suite allows for full enjoyment of the scenery with a private screen porch and Master Bath centered under the Oak. The Sky Room opens to a deck with views of the river and the stars. In the lower level lurks a ‘bat cave’, a full-featured video Screening Room, which was spearheaded and in collaboration by the client. The house makes use of low toxic materials, super insulated shell and Solar Electric system and 3 story elevator. A garage barn features a stargazing deck and a Solar Electric system. 4500sf/415m – 4bdrm

General Contractor: Anastos & Nadeau, Inc. Yarmouth, Maine

AV consultant: DC AudioVideo,

Solar Engineering: Solar Market, Arundel, Maine

Photography by Bill Drake

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