Located in coastal Maine this modern farmhouse replaces an existing house that was non conforming and did not meet our client's current needs. The property is in a flood zone and is almost entirely non conforming as it relates to distances from water bodies. Positioning the new structure on the site was subject to greatest practical extent and not encroaching into setbacks if at all possible. The project was also subject to area and volume expansion limitations. The resulting new house is significantly less non conforming, does not encroach into any town setback and complies with all of the town and states zoning regulations.
The design allows our client's to live independently on the first floor and has two guest bedrooms above with a shared bathroom. The first floor is very compact to fit within the constraints of the site. It flows very efficiently while feeling open and airy. The main living space is highlighted with a vaulted ceiling which makes it feel larger than it actually is. The kitchen opens into this space and has views toward both harbor and marsh. The master suite tucks in the rear and feels very private.
A welcoming front porch greets all who arrive at the house and adds to the overall curb appeal. The rear deck allows for private relaxation and cook outs.
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