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This shingle-style cottage in a small coastal village, was designed to provide its owners a cherished spot on Maine’s rocky coastline. Sited one block east of a home they had summered in for years, the new house conveys a commanding 180-degree view of the ocean and surrounding natural beauty. Having long admired the historic shingle-style cottages that dot the coast of Maine, the homeowners wanted their new oceanfront cottage to evoke these qualities, while appearing like it has always been there.

A couple nearing retirement with two adult children, the homeowners sought a house with enough space for their expanding family. The architects from Whitten Architects designed a large kitchen, dining, living, and entertainment space with fireplaces and a barnlike garage with future upper-level guest space. The kitchen and main living spaces open onto a generous waterfront screened porch that includes an outdoor fireplace. Careful planning affords an ocean view from all bedrooms and a second-floor balcony. An attic bunkroom, tucked under the eaves, provides space for future grandchildren and the next generation of summer memories.

While at first glance it has passed for something much older, in reality it is an energy-efficient cottage appropriate for today. A rain screen wall system, high-performance windows, spray-foam insulation, geothermal heating with radiant floor delivery, and heat recovery ventilation provide long-term value and comfortable year round living.

 

 

Shingle Style Oceanfront Cottage

This is the kind of cottage that takes my breath away.. the ones that are inspired by its surroundings.

Front Door

Classic beauty!

The siding on the home is Maibec eastern white cedar shingles with a bleaching oil finish. The roof is western red cedar shingles.

Entryway

Don’t expect to see cold spaces in this cottage. All the rooms are warm and homely. You will find beauty without pretentiousness.

Floors are “edge grain” Douglas Fir flooring.

Coastal Touch

I really like the idea of having a built-in bench in an entry hall. 

Cozy Living Room

Summers in Maine are sunny and gorgeous, but winters, not so much. Having a fireplace can be very handy during the winter months.

Don’t you love the classic brick detail? Also, note the built-ins on either side of the fireplace.

Kitchen

To be very honest, at first I wasn’t very sure about this kitchen, then, the more I looked at it, the more I liked it. It’s so original!

I am loving the open shelves by the range area, the beadboard backsplash (by the sink) and light color on the cabinets. It feels natural and earthy.

The wood of the cabinetry is Hickory.

Transitional Kitchen

The backsplash and countertops are all soapstone.

Bookshelves

What a fantastic usage of space!

Light fixtures are from Brass Light Gallery.

 Bunk Room

This is the fun room, where rules are kept to a minimum! 🙂

I am loving the bedding… very coastal!

Den

I could spend hours reading in this cozy den. This is such a sweet space!

Coastal Dream

Take time to appreciate your surroundings…

Southern Coast, Maine

A better view of the balcony and screened porch.

Porch

A screened porch with ocean views, a swing and a fireplace? Yes, please!

Garage

You shouldn’t neglect your garage. Add beautiful hardware and light fixtures to make it feel more attractive.

Light fixture shown here are the “”Cottage Straight Arm Mount” by New Classics Brass Light.

Shingle Architecture

Beautiful architectural details.

By The Sea

Great home, great backyard and an unforgettable view!

 

Many thanks to the designer for sharing the details above.

 Architects:Whitten Architects .  Photography: Trent Bell

Collaborators: Landscape Architect: Richardson & Associates Landscape Architects. Structural Engineer: Albert Putnam, PE

It’s not always easy to find beach cottages that have a perfect balance between architecture and decor and I just love when I find a space like this one, where all the elements compliment each other.  I hope you also enjoyed it.

I will be a little busy today, doing some errands around town. I hope you have a wonderful and safe day and I will see you guys again tomorrow.

As always, thank you for stopping by! It’s wonderful to have you here! 🙂

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9 Comments to 'Shingle-Style Oceanfront Cottage'

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  1. Barbara | CrazyLovely said,

    That house is perfection! That view makes me want to curl up with a book and a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing!

  2. eli said,

    Love the porch with a fireplace and the entry hall.
    All the best to you.
    Eli

  3. Katherine said,

    I have to say I absolutely love that kitchen! x

  4. SizzleandZoom said,

    This is a lovely home. Beautifully designed inside and out.

  5. Petra said,

    That bunk room is a kid’s dream 😉 Love the book shelves around the place – great storage solution 😀 Have a great day!

  6. franki said,

    WOW! I can just “hear” the sounds coming from water over rock! franki

  7. Denise Oliveda said,

    Essa sim é imensa! Linda casa, e a parte exterior é magnífica!
    Beijo querida,
    Denise – dojeitode.blogspot.com


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