Wallace Woods

This shingle style residence is designed as a spec house in a coastal Maine subdivision. The layout is a response to site conditions, traffic patterns, privacy issues and taking advantage of natural light. The focal point of the first floor plan is an open space containing the Living, Dining and Kitchen areas. This is the nucleus of the house creating three distinct zones each with its own character. Most important was to allow the kitchen to have full visual control of both the Dining and Living areas. The orientation of these spaces maximizes views and brings in abundant East and Southern light. Additional support spaces and a first floor Master Suite allowing one floor living completes the first floor plan.

The second floor contains two generous Bed Rooms each with its own bath an office nook and future expansion over the garage. Aesthetically the exterior imagery draws from traditional New England forms including a salt box and a carriage house inspired garage. Large 2/1 double hung windows open up the main living spaces bringing in natural light while connecting to the outdoors. Smaller 4 lite awning windows are introduced strategically to provide playfulness and a bit of whimsy to the design. The exterior is sheathed in white cedar shingles with over scale trim in areas to provide scale and meet the requirements of the developments covenants.


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