The Get Away Boat House

Coast of Maine

Architecture: David Matero Architecture

Interior Design: Bradley Bowden

Structural Engineering: Casco Bay Engineering

Builder: Oceanside Builders

Photographer where noted: Jeff Roberts Imaging

This boat house with a two-bedroom guest suite above became home base while the main house was design and construction. Working closely with the interior designer, Bradley Bowden from Chicago, the boat house has a feeling of old and new.

The large gable windows offer a wonderful view from the small great room on the second floor. Recycled wood accents both the floor and cathedral ceiling, and hidden LED lighting illuminates the spaces from the beams. The interior spaces are tied together with painted nickel-gap poplar.

The exterior finishes and colors evoke some of the more endearing qualities of the original main house, while providing a more sensitive approach to the architecture.