Maine Coast House
Emma Kelly Landscape
In the Maine Coast House, the inhabitants’ daily lives take place on a line parallel to the sea. The primary living spaces face the ocean, inviting the beauty of the Atlantic directly inside.
The exterior design is inspired by the simple sculptural forms of working boathouses and fishing shacks found along the Maine shoreline. This project reinvents traditional building details, using the familiar materials of cedar and granite in new ways.
The home was designed to manage a range of living situations year-round. Major living spaces are on a single level, tethered by the master bedroom at one end and the stone chimney of the great room at the other. The secondary bedrooms and a small recreation room are upstairs, and a detached garage and guest suite give visitors autonomy and privacy.