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Imagine traveling to Maine and falling in love with its beautiful beaches and the relaxing lifestyle. Then, imagine buying a place where you can get away during the summer months and forget about work, city living and errands. Imagine being in a place where you have your own private beach!

For this homeowner, getting all of that wasn’t too easy. At first, this 1880’s Maine cottage was anything but charming. The exterior had many inappropriate accretions and the interiors were very dark and closed-in, allowing very few rooms to have ocean views.

But all of these problems didn’t make them run away. When you fall in love with the site, you simple can’t move on. You have to work with what you have and transform it into what you dream of. And that’s exactly what the homeowners did. They asked the architects from Barnes Vanze Architects Inc to restore their Maine beach cottage and bring this place to life once again.

The results is a cottage that embraces its natural surroundings and respects its original architecture. It simply became everything they imagined and, sometimes, imagining is the first step to concretize a very important dream.


Maine Beach Cottage

This 1880’s Maine cottage seems to be a perfect place for quiet, relaxing summers.

By the Water

Beautiful architecture on an impeccable site.


The foyer is warm and inviting while preserving the traditionalism of the era this cottage was built.


When renovating the cottage, the architects cut new arches through the old walls to create opening up views from the kitchen and entry areas to the garden. The living room, dining room and bar now enjoy immediate water and garden views.

Arch Love

An arch welcomes you to the dining room.


The dining room opens to the family room, both offering plenty of ocean views.

Dining Room

For the chilly nights in Maine, you can make a fire and enjoy a romantic dinner.


I love how relaxed yet elegant this dining room feels. Lovely design!

Butler’s Pantry

I’m in love with these floors. They’re very unique and they add a lovely texture.


This kitchen is not too big nor too small. I feel it’s perfect for a summer cottage, especially when having family and friends over.

Kitchen Design

Great choice of materials and architectural details.

Family Room

Who wouldn’t want to spend an afternoon in this family room enjoying the ocean views? The decor is perfect for a beach cottage.


The upper floors were reconfigured so that all four new bedroom suites enjoy the ocean views. This bedroom has a very calming color pallet. I love the window-seat.


The free-standing bathtub bring some charm to the main bathroom. The drapes add some romance to the space.


The best room in the house to watch the sunsets.


This cottage is a great place to be at, inside or out!

Beach Cottage

The cottage has suffered many interior remodelings which were removed to reveal the original structure and inappropriate accretions were removed from the exterior.

Crashing Waves

Imagine being here and hearing the waves… just relaxing during the whole summer! Don’t we deserve that kind of vacation?


The cottage is set alone and it feels very private.


Kayaking anyone?


Many thanks to the designer for sharing the details above.


Sources:Barnes Vanze Architects, Inc, Photographer: James R. Salomon Photography, Principal Architect: Anthony “Ankie” Barnes, AIA, LEED AP,Project Architect: William Wheeler.

Today is my son’s birthday and it’s hard to believe he’s eight. Oh… am I getting a bit emotional now? You bet! 🙂 I remember how excited I got when I found out I was pregnant, I remember how everything seemed to be better in my life. I always knew I was born to be a mother and he, with his gentle heart made me feel the happiest person on earth.

Now, it’s time to get something sweet! We’re out to get his “Toronto Maple Leaf ” cake. I can’t wait for that!!! Yum!

I hope you also can enjoy this day… do something fun!!!

Big hugs to all of you! 🙂


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5 Comments to 'Maine Beach Cottage'

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  1. Alyssa Schlander said,

    Lovely! I love a beautiful lake home…Thanks, Lucianne!

  2. Laura said,

    Beautiful cottage! Enjoy every minute with your birthday boy! The time passes too quickly with our sweet children.

  3. Manderley said,

    Happy birthday to your son!!!He’s a little man 🙂

    This cottage is adorable, I love it, of the most beautiful I’ve put it. Comfortable, also a really special and beautiful place.


  4. Regina Campos said,

    Parabéns pelo aniversário do menino!
    Também tenho um filho de oito anos e é muito bom vê-lo crescer.
    Adoro essas casas magníficas que você apresenta.
    Um abraço, Regina

  5. Leila said,

    The cottage, the views and the interiors are incredible, thank you I enjoyed very much.
    And happy birthday to your son and have a very nice time together dear Luciane, you deserve it the best 😉

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