High on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this Maine residence exudes its sense of place, it seemingly originates from the same ledge that supports it. Jutting forms and crashing volumes are reminiscent of the relationship between the land and the sea and the fury that continuously recreates the craggy shoreline enjoyed today.

Challenged by the pre-determined setbacks of local and state zoning, we were poised to conceive of a home in a vastly irregular footprint. From these parameters grew a collision of forms, all radiating away from the entry tower centerpiece.

With a theme strictly following the clients wish for minimal use of structure and maximum use of glass, the walls of the space rise up on ball-bearings and effortlessly roll away leaving an undefined complacency to where the outdoors and indoors become united.

Clad in a traditional New England suit of weathering shingles, mahogany, copper and stone, the building is no stranger to its surroundings. It is, with its gestures, that a more contemporary language is derived.

 

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DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property
DeStefano Architects Residential Architects House by the Sea Maine Waterfront Property

Key Consultants

  • Interior Design: Machado-Blake
  • Photography: Blind Dog Photography
  • Photography: Michael Penney Photography