Couple’s Cottage

Poland, Maine

Architecture: David Matero Architecture

Lighting Design: Greg Day Lighting

Structural Engineering: Casco Bay Engineering

Builder: Senecal Construction Services

Photography (where noted): Rachel Sieben

A very tight building envelope with strict shoreland zoning restrictions, the owners were looking for a contemporary approach to a small and energy-efficient weekend / summer retreat.

At 1,000 sf, the orientation and large, summer-shaded windows bring in an abundance of natural light. Features like a glossy concrete floor and Douglas Fir accent slat wall help light filter and bounce throughout the spaces.

The exterior features cedar shiplap cedar siding contrasted with vertical corrugated metal siding.

Featured in Maine Home + Design, January 2016