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Bath, Maine 04530

June 2014 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


June 2014 (No. 23)

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.

Portland Society of Architects

Next week DM|A will be attending a PSA-sponsored lecture by Ben Hamilton-Baille at the Portland Public Library. A leading expert in integrated street design in the UK, Ben is presenting a lecture titled “Shared Space: Reconciling People, Places and Traffic.” Follow the link for a 15 minute YouTube video of “Poynton Regenerated” for a different way to look at our shared city streets. poynton-after

World Cup

Although he tried hard, and despite many of his soccer friends attending the games, David could not manage to figure out a way to attend the upcoming USA World Cup games in Brazil. He will have to settle for sponsoring a viewing party at Byrnes Irish Pub in Bath. DM|A will sponsor each USA game with specials and give-aways in partnership with Byrnes. Come join us as we have declared each USA match a game-day holiday for the studio. First game is Monday June 16 at 6pm vs Ghana, then Sunday June 22 at 6pm vs Portugal, followed by the last group stage game on Thursday June 26 vs Germany at noon.


Views from the Job Site

The guest house / studio at The Ledges will be occupied this week, with the main house soon to follow. An extensive renovation to both structures was planned in phases which allowed the owners to move into the guest house while the main house is renovated. The entire property will see quite a transformation as many years of questionable additions to the ocean-front home created quite a disjointed house, and now, new views to the water have been rediscovered. Construction by Rideout & Turner. IMG_5662

More Views from the Job Site

Construction is almost complete on the Eyrie, a 1,500 sf energy efficient home in North Bath with stunning views of the Kennebec River. Cedar clapboards and Charcoal colored windows create a natural, dark palette anchored to the ground. With 9′ ceilings and a large expanse of glass to frame the view, there is a deep connection to the landscape. By the way, Eyrie is a term that means the nest of a hawk or eagle, which is close to the view you feel from this site overlooking the water. Construction by Bachman Construction. eyrie

First BBQ

Did anyone notice the sun recently? After a rather miserable spring, we definitely enjoyed our first barbeque of the season recently at one of our projects completed over the winter. The owner of the House on the Hill, Paris Hill, hosted a barbeque for everyone who worked on their house as a thank you for a beautiful project. We enjoyed meeting many of the subcontractors who worked very hard to update and modernize this turn of the century house, not to mention, as we found out, many were classmates of David’s at Oxford Hills High School. The contractor, Gus Fillerbrown, CAF III Builders, Inc. was a year ahead of David at OHHS. bbq

Chamber Golf Tournament

They were not the winning team, but David enjoyed a day on the golf course recently as part of the Southern Maine Midcoast Chamber Hackers Ball at the Bath Country Club. Gil and David Buthlay from BEK Inc (our IT team) invited David and Bruce Leland from Long Cove Builders to form a fearsome foresome. The tournament helped raise money for scholarships and the Young Entrepreneur Program. chamber-gold

On the Drawing Board

The owners love the location of their house in Cape Elizabeth, but after living there for 30 years and raising a family, their house needs an update. The siding is not in very good condition, which makes a deep energy retrofit a cost effective plan that will greatly reduce their energy needs. Additionally, rooms will be modified and opened up to allow light to flood the interior. A---back-sketch

Morse Tennis

A very young tennis team, Morse is set up for some good years ahead. Our son, Oskar, a sophomore, is the only returning player from last year’s team. With one junior, the remaining players are freshman and sophomores. Morse is currently ranked second in Class B West, with a record of 9-3, and begins their playoffs this week. Lets go Shipbuilders! tennis
Soccer friends from David’s trip to Panama last fall. Have fun in Brazil!
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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