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October 2015 eNews

DM|A Newsletter

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September / October 2015 (No. 38)

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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.  Please enjoy this double issue as our September newsletter was stuck in cyberspace.
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Maine Home + Design

The Cozy Cabin was featured in the the September issue of Maine Home + Design’s “The Drawing Board.”  A cabin nestled in the trees on the shores of Cupsuptic Lake, it features 2 bedrooms, bathroom/laundry, and living spaces all in 700 sf.  Double-thick walls and triple-glazed windows will create a very energy-efficient cabin to handle the notorious Rangeley winters. Piampiano-Cottage-Page-002
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Tiny House Nation

The Island Tree House was featured in the cable series, Tiny House Nation.  The episode “350 Sq Ft Outdoor Adventure House” focused on a family building an electronics-free house for their boys and visited the tree house for a few minutes.  The caretaker, Mark, stole all of David’s air-time (David has a face for radio anyway), but the tree house filmed very nicely. You can watch the show if you have an online account from a cable provider here, and skip to minute 27:30 (and watch the commercials that were skipped).

Island Tree House

Yarmouth Clipper

The Yarmouth Clipper is coming alive! Solar panels have been installed, and interior finishes are well on their way for this projected net-zero house in Yarmouth.  The interior spaces will be spectacular with a large screened porch and living room with a beautiful cathedral ceiling. IMG_7836

Honorable Mention

The Couple’s Cottage received an honorable mention in the Integrity Windows Red Diamond Achiever Awards Program.  The cottage also made the final round in the People’s Choice Award (thank you for your votes!) Couple's Cottage

Planning Approval

DMA recently received planning board approval for an addition/renovation along the shoreline of West Bath. With the future in mind, the cottage is designed so the first floor is completely accessible from the integrated garage to the bedroom and living spaces, despite the sloping site. A2.1

Welcome Hazel Mae

The DMA team grows! Congratulations Sophi and Travis as they welcome Hazel Mae, born early morning on Tuesday Aug 25 at a healthy 8 lb, 13 oz.  Hazel joins her brother Felix to keep the Swain family busy. hazel
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Congregation Or Zarua

Going through some archives, David found some photos of a visit to one his last projects with the NYC firm RG Roesch Architecture and Landscape Architecture.  David spent 7 years working at RGR, and credits those years in NYC as a real growing experience as an architect working closely with Geoff and Tanya. This 7-story synagogue, Congregation Or Zarua, is 100′ high, 100′ deep, and only 25′ wide, with a 220-seat sanctuary and many custom-designed features. Congregation Or Zarua

On the Drawing Board

DMA is currently working on a substantial addition / renovation in Harpswell that will transform a 1970’s style waterfront cottage to a modern and energy efficient cottage and compound.  Maximizing the wonderful views to the water and opening up the living spaces creates a house for the entire family, along with a guest house nearby for visitors. The highlight is a two-story screened in porch that is a sleeping porch off the master bedroom. harpswell2
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Celebrating Joe’s 50th birthday celebration in Stowe, Vermont
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Sincerely,
Cathy Matero
cathy@davidmatero.com
David Matero Architecture
100 Front Street Suite 40
Bath, ME 04530
207.671.6819
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