Bridging the Glade

THE DRAWING BOARD – September 2014

Kaplan Thompson Architects’ clients dreamed of a house that would gently bridge across the ledges of their forest glade and reach out towards the waters of Harpswell Sound. A poetry studio and sleeping porch at the prow of the building cantilevers dramatically outward, sheltering a wood deck under its edge. The 2,400-square-foot house is projected to be Net-Zero in energy use, with a full fresh air ventilation system and natural materials throughout.

Location: Harpswell

Architect: Kaplan Thompson Architects

Design Team: Jesse Thompson & Sam Funari

Structural Engineer: Albert Putnam

Contractor: Mark Dorsey

Construction start: July 2014

Construction end: March 2015


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