New Home Construction

This new home was built to fit on a challenging oceanfront undeveloped lot. The home took advantage of the sloping topography while successfully capturing the beauty of the site and making the least impact. The design was optimized so that most rooms have a view of the water.

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A Little Piece of Heaven

Nestled snugly on a wooded saltwater cove with an open view to the bay, this 1900 square-foot, year-round home is designed to capture the views of nature that surround it. Heated and cooled by heat pumps, the structure is very energy efficient. Clean lines and simple finishes embrace the naturally, filtered light and add an airiness to the space. The central fireplace, crafted from local granite, warms the open living space and is backed by screened-in porch. A traditional and functional kitchen and dining area face the open bay. Built-in storage walls and bookcases are found throughout much of the interior taking advantage of all available space. Tucked under the eaves on the second floor are 2 spacious bedrooms and 2 full-baths. The owners of this home bask in the comfort of this uncluttered, yet homey space while enjoying all 4 seasons on their little piece of heaven! Designed by architect David Matero.

Gambrel Inspiration, Contemporary Technology

This new home, designed by Carpenter & MacNeille, draws its primary design inspiration from the gambrel shingled cottages of the region. However, Oceanside Builders engineered a novel combination solar and geothermal system for heating this and other buildings on the property. Unconventional building materials, like cement shingles on the exteriior facade, were used to increase overall structural sustainability. The challenges of the exposed site, as well as Smith's desire to push the envelope of green construction practices, have resulted in a real example of contemporay Maine home and design.

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Cottage Charm Intact

This Cottage, designed by architect David Matero and constructed by Oceanside Builders, has been a place for building family memories for many generations and the present family members wanted to maintain the integrity and characteristics of the original dwelling while updating and adding space for the clan to spread out.

While modernizing the cottage, the new design maintained the charm. The swooping roof line is carried over from the original cottage. An architectural bump out was added with interesting details such as the Douglas Fir braces. The bright blue front door, rope railing, metal roof and rain chain create anticipation as to what is inside. The walls and ceilings throughout most of the cottage have been finished with clear knot-free Maine pine. The stone and brick fireplace was preserved from the original cottage.

The second floor contains 2 bedrooms, a bath and a sleeping loft. This area can be closed off by the interior barn doors. The upstairs dormitory-style bedroom has 3 built in beds. Every inch of space was utilized as the bed nook shows. The cathedral ceiling makes the space feel larger and leaves room for the sleeping loft above it accessed by a ladder. A loft safety-railing was designed from nautical netting in keeping with the theme of the house.

This family can enjoy their water views from both the screened in porch and outside deck for years to come.

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