Moody Beach Cottage

Located in coastal Maine this residence is designed to be an "upside down" house on a very small site with challenging zoning restrictions. Our biggest obstacle to overcome was fitting all of the desired spaces into the house given the limitations. We were able to accommodate one of the four required bed rooms on the first floor with the Main entry, support spaces and one car garage. The second floor contains the main living spaces while the third floor accommodates the remaining three bed rooms including the Master Suite.

The Great room on the second floor is oriented toward views in opposite directions. This is what is unique about this property as it has ocean views to the east and westerly marsh views. The kitchen is directly accessible from the Great Room and has access to an outdoor covered porch for informal sitting and dining. On the Third Floor two equally sized bed rooms share a full bath while the Master Suite is oriented toward ocean views to the east.
The exterior three story massing is broken up with trim bands, a subtle shingled flair, and a gambrel roof with flanking shed dormers on the third floor. The exterior is further softened with creative window placements and areas of wave patterned white cedar shingles.


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