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Bath, Maine 04530

July 2013 eNews

DM|A Newsletter


July 2013 (No. 12)

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

Hanging our Shingle

We are easier to find after finally hanging our shingle on historic Front Street in Bath. Located just about in the middle of Front Street, above the tunnel between Front and the back parking lot, it’s only 50 steps up from the sidewalk to our office and the view makes it all worth it. dma-sign

Cedar Ranch

A rather dated one story ranch with walk-out basement on the coast of Harpswell was in dire need of a face lift. This initial phase dealt with exterior work and minimal, but impacting, work on the interior. A cedar board screen wall not only provides privacy on the deck, but filters sunlight that will continually change day to day. By extending the roof over the south porch, adding a new entry, and new exterior finishes, a new set of details will help carry this project forward. Construction by Alexander and Allen.
Cedar Ranch, Before Cedar Ranch
Before After (photograph by Herb Pressman)

Maine Home + Design Show

DM|A spent last weekend at the Maine Home + Design Show in Rockport, Maine. For the third year in a row, DM|A exhibited our work and answered questions in the AIA Pavilion. We had several good conversations and met some new people. The best part, however, is talking shop with our neighboring architect colleagues, and especially the socializing Saturday night in Rockland after the show with A4 Architects out of Bar Harbor, Skaala LLC (Camden), and Monica from Pella Windows. MHD-2013

Views from the job site

The Ranch Revival is very close to completion. This single story ranch in Brunswick has wonderful views of Harpswell Cove. Oceanside Builders is doing a great job handling the details, which you can see from the new, expanded view, out towards the water. It was quite a team effort between the Owner, Architect, and Builder to get as much space and light into this existing house as possible. bren

DownEast Magazine Photo Shoot

DM|A recently spent a pleasant evening at our favorite tree house on the coast of Maine. Darren Setlow was photographing the tree house for DownEast Magazine. Look for it at your nearest newsstand sometime this summer. Darren has photographed a few of our projects like Bayside Bowl, the Lean Too House, and Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen & Topside Tavern in Freeport. setlow

Hacker’s Ball

Thanks to McLeod | Ascanio, David was invited to join their team for the first annual Hacker’s Ball sponsored by Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber. The event raised $12,000 towards our local high schools and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. The team from left to right: Matt Barbour (M/A), David, Scott Sarapas (Bangor Savings Bank), and Scott McCleod. Scott Sarapas’ side bet with BEK Inc lost him a lunch as BEK came home with the win. It might have been the only day in June that didn’t rain, making for great fun. McLeod-Ascanio-team

20th Wedding Anniversary

Twenty years ago in June, David and Cathy eloped in the Adirondacks, NY. At the time living in New York City, Cathy and David met David’s college roommate, Scott and his future bride, Becky, to go camping on an island on Indian Lake in the Adirondacks. The night before the wedding, news was broken to the witnesses. A simple ceremony at Hemlock Hall at Blue Mountain Lake. The honeymoon included a stay in beautiful Cooperstown, NY, and a visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame. The photo holds significant importance to Cathy and David, in the background, across the Hudson River, are the Twin Towers in 1993. wedding

Bath Heritage Days

Come celebrate our 41st annual Heritage Days in Maine’s Cool Little City. A four day festival from July 4 through July 7. Events are held throughout downtown Bath and include parades, craft shows, fireman’s muster, outdoor concerts, a carnival, and, of course, fireworks. David and Oskar will be marching in the Independence Day Parade representing Main Street Bath. Maine’s largest Independence Day parade starts at 11:30am. parade
Photo courtesy of Main Street Bath

On the drawing board

Glass house / wood house: DM|A is working with a family that needs space…and privacy. Working within a context that includes fabulous views, neighboring and related buildings, and a very distinct main house, DM|A is working hard to respect the existing architecture while remaining within budget. glass-house-wood-house
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
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