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Bath, Maine 04530

May 2013 eNews

DM/A Newsletter


May 2013 (No. 10)

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

Re-Modular going Net Zero

While the Re-Modular is out for final pricing, we are studying colors for this existing modular reinterpreted as a farmhouse. A deep energy retrofit, with PV panels on the south facing roof by ReVision Energy, the house is modeled to achieve net zero energy standards. Imagine a house with no energy costs throughout the year…Construction is scheduled to begin June 1 by Alexander and Allen. re-modular2

Bright-Minded Home

Did you see the latest Maine Home + Design magazine? The Lean Too Brunswick home was featured in Melissa Coleman’s blog and article, Bright-Minded Home. Melissa offers an investigation into the art of creating healthy, beautiful, and energy efficient homes. She interviewed the owners of the Lean Too house to get a better understanding of their experience living in an energy efficient home. lean-too-brunswick

Views from the job site

The Lean Too Freeport project broke ground recently. The first house in the beautiful Kelsey Brook subdevelopment, it will be LEED certified. Construction by Senecal Construction Services. The owners remain very much involved with siting and tree removal decisions. Pictured is the owner decreeing that this tree shall be saved! lean-too-freeport2

A visit with Downeast Magazine

We rendevouzed at one of our favorite projects with a writer for Downeast Magazine. During one of our recent lovely spring days, we visited the Island Tree House to discuss the design and construction process with Laura. Built for kids, but secretly really for adults, this perfect get-away is to be featured in an article towards the end of summer. Look for it on newstands in a few months. treehouse-2

Surprise! Cathy turns 50

How do you celebrate a milestone like a 50th birthday? You rent out the Winter Street Center in Bath, invite 80 of your friends and family, and have a roaring 20’s party in honor of the birthday girl. Cathy turned 50 on April 16th and we had a blast. Great music and lots of entertainment. The highlight was a dance mash-up of roaring 20’s music laid down with a modern beat and put to vintage 20’s film footage by our intern, Alex. cathys-50

Bath FC moves outdoors

Another sign of spring is that David’s indoor soccer team gets to move outdoors. Playing in the Seacoast United Topsham dome during the winter, Bath FC plays in 3 consecutive sessions during the winter months. The Gents, as they have been known since their inception at Byrnes Irish Pub in the fall of 2008, have managed two championships in 2010 and made an epic run in the summer of 2011. Follow Bath FC on Facebook. bath-fc

On the drawing board

A cottage in West Bath that has been in the family for generations needs an upgrade. DM/A’s mission is to maintain the essence of the cottage while updating and modernizing both the interior and exterior. One of three concepts is shown, and after family meetings and the sharing of ideas, we are working on developing this scheme further. family-camp
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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