We are proud to have been involved in another neighborhood gem. A modern farmhouse for a flourishing local family, this project was our first collaboration with Whitten Architects of Portland, ME.
With a contemporary design approach to the traditional farmhouse and barn, this home is perfectly nestled in a sunny opening in the woods at the end of a winding driveway. The barn greets arrivals, shelters with a unique portal, and provides storage and play space. The middle entry provides a simple welcoming connection to the main house with quintessential elements of glass, wood, concrete, and metal. A sunny open living space anchors the main floor, with a cozy sitting nook, a small office, and a spacious screen porch branching off the periphery of the living room.
The long East/West axis of the home provides ample sunlight for both the house interior and the expanse of South facing roof, perfect for solar panels. Combined with an all-electric house using heat pumps for space and hot water heating, this home is well positioned for the future.
For more information about the house, you can read the cover story in the January, 2018 issue Maine Home + Design Magazine!
PHOTOGRAPHY: Trent Bell Photography
ARCHITECTS: Whitten Architects
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Albert Putnam Associates
INTERIOR DESIGN: Krista Stokes
COUNTERTOPS: Morningstar Stone and Tile
HVAC: Royal River Heat Pumps