With fall foliage in full swing, we’ve just about wrapped up the framing and exterior details on a brand-new four-season camp in Auburn. Set only steps from the clear waters of Taylor Pond (a convenient feature during the hottest days of summer framing), this little cape will bring energy efficient construction and modern creature comforts to a quintessentially Maine setting: a camp on a pond. Designed by Kaplan Thompson Architects in Portland, this house features the latest sustainable design details like double-stud wall construction, an ultra-tight building envelope, and Mitsubishi mini-split heat pumps, yet it keeps its footprint within the camp tradition with exposed 2×6 rafter tails, an upstairs bunk room for the family’s three boys, and a broad front porch nearly within diving distance of the shore.
With the exterior of the house nearly complete and plumbing, electrical, and HVAC all roughed-in, we’re ready for some big transformations on the interior. By the time the snow flies, we’ll be back inside for trim, built-ins, and fixtures! Check back to see how we’re coming along.