100 Front Street, Suite 40
Bath, Maine 04530

July 2015 eNews


DM|A Newsletter


July 2015 (No. 36)

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.

Bright-Minded Home

The Re-Modular, completed last year by Alexander and Allen, was recently featured in Maine Home + Design’s Bright-Minded Home column (soon to be on the MH+D website), by Melissa Coleman.  In a short Q and A, owners Jeff and Abby discuss their favorite features as well as the energy bills for their modern farmhouse, about $70 per month for all of their utilities (including heating and cooling), cooking and gas fireplace. Re-Modular

Salt Pine Social

The Salt Pine Social received unanimous approval from the Bath Planning Board last week.  The owner’s of El Camino Cantina in Brunswick have purchased a building at the end of Front Street in Bath and plan to open a seafood restaurant.  The existing building will feature an outdoor patio with fire pits, gas lanterns and a raw oyster bar.  The exterior will be wrapped in cedar boards and, along with new openings and windows, will create a unique and contemporary look at the end of the commercial zone of Front Street.


Views from the job site

On the coast of Harpswell, DMA is working with Senecal Construction Services on an addition/renovation project nearing completion.  The addition received shoreland zoning approval, and along with an extensive renovation, will completely revitalize this summer cottage transforming it into a year-round house.  harp

Morse Tennis

The Morse Boys tennis lost in the Western Maine finals to a very strong Cape Elizabeth team. Bates College hosted the finals, which saw Morse go further into the playoffs then ever before.  Oskar and Colin played second doubles, and after a shaky first set, pushed their opponents to an exciting, but disappointing, 4-6 loss in the second set.  Cape Elizabeth went on to beat Camden in the Maine State Class B championship for their third year in a row.  Morse is already looking optimistically to next year as the team  graduates only one Senior from this year’s team. morse

Scrambling for a Few Good Causes

David was able to find some time this month to play in a couple of scramble golf tournaments. Casco Bay Engineering invited David to play in the A/E Gold Scramble at Springbrook which raises money for scholarships. David then played with Zachau Construction at Bath Country Club in the LL Bean United Way Tournament.  (Sources tell me David drove the ball well, but his short game needs work.)
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Heritage Days

The 43rd Annual Bath Heritage Days begins here July 2.  This four-day festival  takes over the downtown area and features activities for the entire family.  A carnival on the water, live entertainment and music, fireman’s muster, and a craft / art show are just some of the planned events.  The festival ends with fireworks over the Kennebec river Sunday night.  David and other members of Main Street Bath will march at the end of the Independence Day Parade.  The Parade sets off Saturday at 10am. IMG_5955

On the Drawing Board

DMA recently received approval from the members of a home association in Yarmouth to re-build and expand a one-story cottage into a two-story cottage. This will be DMA’s third project in this association, and the experience working on a consistent design throughout this neighborhood will keep the continuity of these small, cottage-style houses together. hw
Family photo at David’s nephew, Jordan, graduation from Oceanside High School.
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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