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Bath, Maine 04530

February 2014 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


February 2014 (No. 19)

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

NRPZ Approval

DM|A recently received Natural Resource Protection Zone approval from the town of Brunswick, and immediately went to work on a set of pricing drawings for a cottage on the water.  At 1,500 sf, this cottage has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms, and stunning windows to the multiple views of Maquoit Bay.  A screen porch, floor to ceiling windows, and indoor/outdoor fireplace add just the right amount of amenities to create a unique design for the owner.  Construction manager, Oceanside Builders, Inc. feb

The Maine Home, Remodeling & Garden Show

Come join the discussion at the 24th annual Maine, Home, Remodeling & Garden show on Saturday February 15 (10am to 6pm) and Sunday February 16 (10am to 4pm) at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland.  DM|A will be there both days, so feel free to stop in.  We also have a limited number of complimentary tickets that we will give away until they are gone (please contact us).  As an added bonus this show will be the first public event at the newly renovated civic center. feb2

Bath is Best, according to Huffington Post

According to the Huffington Post, Bath is one of America’s best main streets, and we certainly agree with that statement.  Known for it’s maritime culture and 19th century architecture, Bath is a walkable city with a vibrant community.  Bath made the list alongside some other beautiful destinations such as Key West, FL, Charleston, SC and Woodstock, VT.  The article ends with Bath at a glance from Fodor’s Travel. feb4

Views from the Job Site

After a delayed start to construction due to an earlier than expected winter, the Maine Retreat is out of the ground.  We will never get tired of the views from this small, energy efficient house in North Bath.  Double-wall construction, triple-glazed windows to capture this stunning view, and an efficient layout are the essence of this project.  Construction by Bachman Construction. feb3

Phippsburg Approval

DM|A area working with the owners of a summer home in Phippsburg who wish to expand their residence while also maintaining the eclectic and contemporary angles of the cottage.  A new window wall facing the New Meadows River and a reorganization of the circulation will improve the daily activities of this couple, and allow room for visiting family and friends  in the summer.  DM|A successfully navigated both the Phippsburg shoreland restrictions as well as the property covenants.  Currently in preliminary pricing by Bunge Woodworks. feb12

Lunch and Learn

Mark your calenders for Friday February 21 at noon for an upcoming lunch and learn at our studio, 100 Front Street, Bath.  Oliver Klein from 475 High Performance Building Supply will be presenting “Foam Free High Performance Building Enclosures.”  For anyone interested in greater air tightness in our homes, active vapor control, and reduced energy costs, please RSVP to Cathy.  For the architects there is 1 AIA HSW/SD continuing education credit. feb13

On the Drawing Board

A two-story brick structure in Camden is the focus of an elevation study we are providing for the building owner.  Soon to be empty, the owner is going to take advantage of this time to prepare the inside for prospective tenants, and asked DM|A to update and modernize the exterior.  DM|A  provided images of multiple schemes.  One scheme was chosen to receive a more detail. feb7
The Presidential Traverse, summer 2013.  Photo in honor of our friend, Brock (red jacket), who, after many years working overseas, is finally moving back to the states.
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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