Along Maine’s mid-coast, this award-winning vacation home unveils itself after cresting the hill of the long driveway approach and first appears to hover above the ground, a delicate cantilever providing optical lightness and an unimpeded view of the ocean beyond.
The home’s rustic steel exterior is highly weather-resistant and designed to withstand the intense conditions in coastal Maine. The windows, doors, and exterior stairway retract, creating a perfect form sheltered from the surrounding landscape.
Once the owner arrives, the home awakens from its protective state, opening to a warm wood interior. Upon taking the stairs to the home’s main level, an open plan reveals a kitchen, dining area, and primary living space that graciously welcomes ocean views through glass doors that pocket away to dissolve the boundary between indoors and out. On the southern side of the home, a primary bedroom suite is tucked away, while the northern side includes a second bedroom and third room that serves as a family TV room.
There is no better place to enjoy time with loved ones, far from the stresses of daily life.
2023 Loop Design Awards Concept | Architecture Concept (Citation Winner)
2022 Architizer A+ Awards | Unbuilt Private House >3,000 sq ft (Finalist)