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November 2012 eNews

DM/A Newsletter

November 2012

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Welcome to our newsletter. Occasionally we will update you with news about David Matero Architecture. We welcome your comments, questions and feedback.
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DM/A in Maine Home + Design

Have you picked up the November issue of Maine Home + Design? Inside the back cover, DM/A is featured in “The Drawing Board” section. Check out DM/A’s “open and light-filled design for a family of four in Brunswick. This energy efficient home has perfect orientation with lofted ceilings in the main living areas with dormers bringing in light from above.” Open and Light-filled

DM Cheers on USA

Sometimes you have to take a break from work and cheer on the USA Men’s National Soccer team. David Matero recently spent exactly 24 hours in Kansas City (both Missouri and Kansas) catching up with friends and cheering the USA team on to victory. The 3-1 win over Guatemala propelled the men’s team to the “Hex.” In the Hex, six teams will compete in home and home matches for three automatic berths to the World Cup in Brazil in 2014. The next round for USA begins in February 2013. USA vs Guatemala
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Main Street Bath Survey

A few years ago, in a Main Street Bath survey, residents shared their thoughts about how they would like to see Bath grow and evolve. What did residents and visitors request? Ice cream, waterfront park, year-round farmer’s market, pet sore, Thai food, clothing store…done. It’s time, again, to tell Main Street Bath what you want in Bath (and maybe win a $50 Gift of Bath certificate). Please respond to this 5 minute survey, it will help guide us towards growing Bath. Main Street Bath
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DM/A Sponsors Dreamland Theater at Winter Street Center

Do you remember the time you fell in love with movies? Come celebrate youth, friendship, and the everlasting magic of the movies with us at Winter Street Center on November 29th. DM/A will be sponsoring Cinema Paradiso, one of our favorite movies of all time. Dreamland Theater at Winter Street Center is presented every Thursday, October through April, with showings at 7pm. Bring your own food and drink (plus an extra $5 for a donation) and enjoy and assortment of entertaining movies. Cinema Paradiso
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Lunch and Learn at DM/A

Our Lunch and Learn events have been very successful (pictured is our latest with Marvin Integrity windows). Our next schedule Lunch and Learn,Thursday November 29, will be presented by Jason Peacock from Maine Green Building Supply. First you need to air seal, and you can do that with Siga Air and Windtightness System (environmentally friendly, high-perfomance adhesive tapes) then you have to mechanically ventilate your home, perhaps with a Venmar Air Exchange system? A 2 for 1 lunch and learn. Please RSVP to by November 26th and/or ask to be added to our Lunch and Learn roster by emailing cathy@davidmatero.com. DM/A Lunch and Learn
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Views from the site…

On top of Paris Hill stood a traditional 4 square house and ell with some unfortunate additions constructed over time. The garage was moved to make a perfect pool house and one of the additions was torn down. A new master bedroom, kitchen and mudroom wing will be constructed, and the existing house will be updated, insulated and modernized. House on the Hill
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Sincerely,
Cathy Matero
cathy@davidmatero.com David Matero Architecture 100 Front Street Suite 40 Bath, ME 04530 207.671.6819Facebook Linkedin Houzz


Open and Light-filled

Architecture: David Matero Architecture

A family of four is looking for an energy efficient, four bedroom house in-town Brunswick.  The project will be designed to allow phased construction over time.  Lofted spaces will create a unique space inside.  DM/A is working closely with Senecal Construction Services on this project.

 



October 2012 eNews

DM/A Newsletter

October 2012

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Welcome to our newsletter.  Occasionally we will update you with news about David Matero Architecture.  We welcome your comments, questions and feedback.
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DM/A Launches new website

Have you visited www.davidmatero.com lately? Our recently redesigned DM/A website was developed with WordPress software by Maine Hosting Solutions.  The WordPress program allows easier interface with our portfolio as well as a simpler method to keep our visitors up to date with our projects and company.  You can also find our archived newsletters and project blogs.  We are still adding information to the website, but please feel free to visit and tell us what you think. www.davidmatero.com
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Woolwich Town Hall

DM/A’s proposal to study an addition/renovation project for the Woolwich Town Hall was recently approved by the Woolwich selectman.  DM/A will be working closely with a building committee to analyze a variety of options.  Residents will have opportunities to comment on these options throughout the fall/winter in preparation for a town meeting in the spring. Woolwich Town Hall
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Open house tours at Winter Street Center

Winter Street Church, one of Bath’s most historic buildings,  was constructed in 1843 by master builder Anthony Coombs Raymond.  Two of Maine’s influential 19th century architects, Francis Fassett and John Calvin Stevens, also had a hand in the design of the building.  WSC was saved from the wrecking ball in 1971 by Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., our local non-profit historic preservation group.Follow the history of this church, now special events center, with an exhibit prepared by Cathy Matero, as well as tours of the sanctuary.  Open through October (Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 2pm).  Oh, that house that David and Cathy are slowly renovating…was Anthony Coombs Raymond’s home from the 1840s until his death in 1879 at the age of 81. DM/A Rendering of Renovated Winter Street Center
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Lunch and Learn at DM/A

Have you been looking for a place in Bath to learn about local and green building products, and have a free lunch at the same time?  Ask to be added to our lunch and learn roster by emailing cathy@davidmatero.com.Recently DM/A hosted Linwood Windows (custom wood windows made in Rockland) and Boral exterior trim (durable and sustainable poly-ash).  Next up: Thursday October 18 we will learn about Marvin Integrity’s triple-glazed window. DM/A Lunch & Learn October 4th, 2012
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On the Drawing Board…

The Re-Modular: A single story modular home in Brunswick has it all, location, location, location, and not much else.  DM/A is turning this ho-hum modular into a modern “farmhouse” (without the animals) with open and ligh-filled space inside for a family of four.
Proposed view from the north
Proposed view from the north
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Sincerely,
Cathy Matero
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August 2012 eNews

DM/A Newsletter

August 2012

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Welcome to our first newsletter. Occasionally we will update you with news about David Matero Architecture. We welcome your comments, questions and feedback.
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DM/A Project featured in Houzz

Do you Houzz? Houzz.com is a free site where you can create an online idea book for your next architecture project. Houzz recently featured our Lean Too house project along with a nice article by Becky Harris. Check out the article here. Lean Too House, Brunswick, Maine
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Maine Homes Boats & Harbors Show, Rockland, August 10-12

Visit DM/A in the Sustainable Living tent at the 10th annual Maine Homes Boats & Harbors Show. Food, fun, arts, boats and the ever entertaining Boatyard Dog competition. DM/A has a limited number of complimentary tickets – so please contact us if you are planning on attending the show. Earlier this summer, DM/A participated in the Maine Home + Design Show in Rockland, as well as the 2nd Annual Brunswick Fly-In. David and Cathy met and talked with some great people at both shows, and hopefully will continue these conversations in the future. At right, David is pictured talking to Susan Grisanti, Chief Editor at MH+D. mhdshow
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Brunswick Downtown Association Historic Preservation Award

Although phase two is still under construction, Town Hall Place, home to Cool As A Moose and the future home of Artforms, was recently awarded a historic preservation award from the Brunswick Downtown Association.Town Hall Place is a 40,000 sf renovation to the old Grand City department store in the middle of Brunswick. A multi-faceted project, retail and offices are located on the ground floor. Production is in the basement with over 7,000 sf of flooring removed to create multi-story spaces.
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On the Drawing Board…

DM/A has designed a dentist office in Yarmouth to be the home of Bayview Dental. This 5,300 sf, 11 exam room building might not feel like your typical dentist office with cathedral ceilings and diffused, natural light in the exam area. Bayview Dental was unanimously approved by the Yarmouth Planning Board last month. Bayview Dental
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We hope you enjoy our newsletter. Please contact us with any questions or comments or to be removed from the mailing list.
Sincerely,
Cathy Matero
cathy@davidmatero.com David Matero Architecture 100 Front Street Suite 40 Bath, ME 04530 207.671.6819


Federal Jacks Restaurant and Brew Pub, Kennebunk, Maine

Architecture: David Matero Architecture

Lighting Design: Greg Day Lighting

Structural Engineering: Attar Engineering

Builder: Leo RichardsonOn the banks of the Kennebunk River, Federal Jacks restaurant is one of Maine’s first brew pubs, and birthplace of Shipyard Brewing Company.

In need of an exterior facelift, DM/A designed a new outdoor deck and ground floor patio with a new wood structural system, cable railings integrated with LED lighting, and a prominent Douglas Fir ceiling.

Greg Day Lighting highlighted the wood ceiling from wood column “soffits” and provided direct lighting with simple hanging fixtures to minimize holes in the tongue and groove ceiling.



Testimonials

 
Bill C., Massachusetts

Hello David,

The other day I was at the grocery store and started to browse the magazines and came across Maine Home and an article about Couples Cottage designed by you and your firm. I found it very inspirational. The design is so simple and elegant. Wow! I would think it was also very economical to build as well. Great job!

FYI, I am just a retired art director and creative director who likes good architecture.

Hope to see more wonderful work from you.

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Oceanside Builders

David and I have had prior collaborations, and I was pleased to have another opportunity to join forces again. He brought me into this project to work with the clients as a design /build team. I have always been impressed with David’s ability to listen to his clients and quickly produce a detailed design to encompass their wants and needs in a creative way. The clients of this project wished to modernize a family cottage that had been enjoyed by many generations, yet retain some of the old charm. David’s resulting design was an architecturally attractive cottage; melding portions of the old building with new additions. The resulting home is warm and inviting, with additional space welcoming for larger groups, and a modern edge to the exterior and interior that is very appealing. The project was challenged with time constraints. During the building process it was important to have access to David for design questions when needed. He was always available, and prompt with answers or needed solutions. As a builder, I prefer working with a competent architect who provides detailed plans that eliminate unanswered questions and errors during the building process. After working with David, I find his strengths to be his attention to plan details, communication with clients and his creativity and vision of the final product. Bottom line – I highly recommend David. Thank you, Eric Smith

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AudreyDavid met me when we were purchasing a 1905 home that needed a complete gut. We were doing this project long distance from our winter home so the architect was key to the success of the project. He was a valued adviser on all aspects of the redesign and had a positive and upbeat attitude throughout the entire process, even though there were many changes and adjustments as we uncovered the house conditions. My husband and I have built or renovated 10 times and David was the most responsive and practical architect we have used. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone taking on a complex project.  The Ledges

David Bunge Woodworks I enjoyed working with you on Living in the Burg project. Once your design was completed, the cottage has so much more light and a feeling of spaciousness. The clean lines and different angles has transformed the space in to a more contemporary cottage.  The owner’s I know were pleased with the outcome.  I look forward to working with you again someday when you have a client that would be the right fit with my company.  Phippsburg Cottage

John and Debbie  My wife and I met with David to discuss ideas for the remodel of our newly acquired home that was built in 1899/1900. It had been vacant for several years and was in dire need of updating. David listened to our input on our lifestyle and viewed the property. It was clear to us he understood our goal to update yet preserve the character of the home while adding an addition that blended in with the original structure. David drew up our plans and worked with us throughout the project, which entailed demolition, new 2 story addition to contain kitchen and master bedroom/bathroom , moving an attached structure, and all new plumbing, electrical, heating system and insulation. We highly recommend David Matero Architecture for any new or remodel project. Ours was a 12 month project and was a wonderful experience enhanced by the design and involvement of David. . gillis

Abby  Great to work with, attention to detail, he took our vague ideas and turned them into a great house we are excited to move into soon. Re-Modular

Judy David, I cannot tell you happy we are with everything! It far exceeded our expectations! Our 22 year old daughter walked through it yesterday and told us that the place was “so hip and cool…and so unlike us”! That’s OK with me! so-maine-apt5

David and Leslie Dear David, Thank you for your creation! It is fabulous! More beautiful than we ever thought possible. homewood

Herb Pressman What talent. David solved an incredible problem requiring living space for an in-law and maximization of open space that could be integrated into useful living areas. I have worked with many architects and designers over the years and Dave sees and does things very few people can. Dave is also a great person to work with and always completes projects in time and on budget. Highly recommend. post-and-beam

Liz and Ellison Berns Dear David, We would like to express our heartfelt thank you for guiding us through the redesign and rebuilding of our ‘very needy’ house in Maine. You made solutions to problems seem effortless.We appreciate that you always made time for us, often at night and on weekends, especially at a critical point in your own career when you opened your firm. You always made time to explain design and building issues and kept our project moving forward.On a personal note, we appreciate the patience you exhibited with us, involving us at each architectural phase. You made us part of the design and building process. harpswell1

Brock David is an outstanding architectural talent who has returned to Maine after having worked in the New York area at the beginning of his career. David Matero is a creative force who combines his keen insight with an ability to listen to his clients to ensure that they get the best possible outcome. After all: He designs houses and workplaces that will be enjoyed for years and decades to come. kwiatkowsky

Emily We have been so happy working with David Matero Architecture. The quality of work provided has been superb. What impresses me most is David’s ability to tease out what you want and deliver it. He has been very supportive in helping us create a house that we will love to live in. I would recommend David Matero Architecture to anyone wanting to get a one-of-a-kind house tailored specifically to your dreams.  light-and-air

 



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