House on the Barrens
Simple volumes and walls contain the edge of the woods and present a long panoramic view across the field and over Eggemogin Reach to the islands of the coast. The building is sited very precisely to preserve the open field, contain the edge of an awkward section of woods where previous owners had clear cut for pulp wood, and allow for spectacular long distance panoramic views of the archipelago. Volumetrically, the house draws from vernacular and agricultural building form and materials. Because of the narrow lot and neighboring residences in close proximity, the programmatic elements were divided and arranged to focus views and create privacy.
General Contractor: Jon D. Woodward and Sons
Structural Engineer: Becker Structural
Lighting Design: Peter Knuppel Lighting
Photography by Brian Vanden Brink
2008 – Excellence in Architecture, Maine AIA