Designed by one of the most talented architects and builders, Polhemus Savery DaSilva, this coastal cottage combines an expanded cape form with shingle style elements and decorative interior finishes common in coastal Maine, the owner’s previous and beloved home location. A broad triangular gable sits atop a central entrance cape with a broad front porch and substantial columns. Turquoise board shutters with starfish cutouts, painted in Hazy Blue by Benjamin Moore, add casual fun to the exterior of the cottage. Shingled brackets, an eyebrow dormer and a ship’s stern balcony are at the center of the ocean cove facing back and surrounded by numerous windows overlooking the view.
Inside, a rustic stone fireplace with a rough-hewn timber mantle is at the center of the horizontally paneled living space while teak, mahogany and cedar paneling give warm rich character to other interior spaces. A small but important powder room is detailed as if it is on a yacht, with caulked teak floors and a real brass porthole holding a mirror. The warm tones and character of unfinished cedar board cladding make the sunroom a special retreat any time of day.
Seeing this Maine-inspired shingle cottage is almost as good as reliving a sunny summer day…
Maine-Inspired Shingle Coastal Cottage
This Cape Cod, MA waterfront cottage truly feels as if it’s located in Maine. I love how the house embraces its surroundings.
This cozy foyer gets plenty of attention to detail, which includes a compass medallion on the floor.
Just off the foyer, you will find a spacious open concept living room, dining room and kitchen.
This living room feels grand and cozy at the same time. The stone fireplace with rough-hewn timber mantle adds a rustic feel to this coastal space.
The kitchen features whitewash cabinets and a large kitchen island with quartzite countertop. Notice its inspiring seating layout.
The dining room is casual and elegant. Comfort, surely, wasn’t overlook in this space. The kitchen/dining room opens to an incredible sunroom.
This beautiful sunroom features unfinished cedar board cladding walls, and the floor is stunning as well! This space opens to the pool area.
Isn’t this powder room cute? Notice the caulked teak floors and the real brass porthole holding a mirror.
This bedroom features shiplap walls painted in an off-white paint and also, an accent wall, painted in turquoise.
This is what summers are made of! I would love to wake up everyday with a view like that!
This small bathroom features custom mosaic tiles. Feel the wave? 😉
Back of the House
Turquoise outdoor furniture makes everything even more stunning! What a dreamy property.
Fencing keeps the pool area safe and attractive.
An ideal place to build summer memories…
Wouldn’t be great to spend your summer nights roasting marshmallows by this fire pit.
Shutter Paint Color
Shutter paint color is Benjamin Moore OC-48 Hazy Blue.
Sources: Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders. Photos by Brian Vanden Brink.
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I’m so glad you had big smiles with your grandfather Luciane. It warms the soul for you both and smiles can say so much. Thinking of you a lot xx
Thank you so very much, Kate.
You’re a very special friend!
I hope you’re having a great week!
You have no idea how much I appreciate your friendship and your support at this moment. You both have been present in my life for so many years now and I want you guys to know that I feel Blessed for it.
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So relieved about your grandfather’s improvement and how wonderful that you have shown your love & appreciation to both he and your grandmother for their loving presence in your life.
This home is darling! I dream about living by a lake, but recently mountain cottages have been appealing too. Hmmm . . .