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August 2013 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


August 2013 (No. 13)

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

Downeast Magazine

The latest issue of DownEast magazine did a very nice piece on our Island Tree House project, see “The High Life”. Very well written by Laura Serino and with great photographs by Darren Setlow, it’s worth purchasing the August issue from your nearest newstand just to keep this on your coffee table. As a result, David heard from a Matero in Minnesota who loves DownEast magazine and reached out because she did not know of any Matero’s outside of Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Yes, there is a small hamlet of Matero’s in Maine. Island Tree House

Bayview Dental

DM|A’s most recently completed project is a 5,300 sf, 11 exam room dental office building in Yarmouth for Bayview Dental Associates. The exam rooms feature cathedral ceilings with high, diffused light filtering through the entire space. DM|A’s services included leading the site plan approval process and Route One Corridor Design Guidelines from the town of Yarmouth, building design and construction drawings, as well as coordination with the many utilities and services involved with dental equipment. Bayview Dental

MH+D Design Wire

Our Re-Modular (currently under construction by Alexander and Allen) was included in this month’s Maine Home + Design “Design Wire” column. They noted our collaboration with Maine Building Materials Exchange, a not-for-profit that recycles building materials for low-income housing projects. BME was given the opportunity to salvage what they could from the existing modular home before extensive renovations began. re-modular2

Presidential Traverse

4 Friends, 2 days, 20 miles, 8,000 ft of elevation, and 1 bucket list checkmark. Earlier this week David and three friends, college roommate Scott Sancomb, childhood friend Joe Merrill, and Joe’s college roommate and David’s soccer traveling buddy, Brock Kwiatkowsky, spent a couple of days on a hut to hut journey along the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire. The big hike day involved 13+ hours of hiking to Madison Spring Hut (from the Highland Center) that included sun, clouds, fog, wind, torrential rain, hail (yes, hail), and a rainbow that led them home. It was an exhilarating and exhausting experience that will not be forgotten. madison-hut

Views from the Job Site

The Lean Too project in Freeport, being constructed by Senecal Construction Services, has the first layer of insulation installed. Our double wall system will have an R value of R-38 while greatly reducing thermal bridging by staggering the studs. The benefit of a double wall is shown here, electrical wires and mechanical piping (for the mini-split mechanical system) can be installed through the interior 2×4 wall while still maintain a full 5 1/2″ of insulation within the 2×6 outside wall. views-from-jobsite-lean-too

Custom Kitchen

DM|A recently designed a custom kitchen by carefully understanding the owner’s tastes and needs. In this case, the beautiful grain of white oak will be the artwork in this kitchen. The cabinets are being constructed by Fiddlehead Designs in Brunswick, and the contracting is being handled by Long Cove Builders. oak-kitchen

On the drawing board

A young family of four is looking to expand into a new house on their property in Harpswell. An open plan concept, it will be filled with light and also have peaceful views of the water. The house design is simple in form, and the details, already taking shape, are an expression of the owner’s desires and decisions. current-projects---private-
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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