A Return to Child’s Play

The property had been in the family for several generations when Stoneboat Architectural Design was enlisted to design a new two-family cottage. The natural lay of the land had been the perfect backdrop for childhood memories. The aim was to preserve both the character of the land and its occupants’ fond memories while looking ahead to the pleasure of generations to come.

Whistling Pines Cottage is nestled into a cozy site overlooking a private cove on Damariscotta Lake. Surrounded by the eponymous pines, it evokes a subtle sense of stability and respite for all. The contrast of materials—stone, metal, and wood—are perfectly suited to the rustic charm of the land. The combination of cedar shakes and board-and-batten siding give the cottage traditional charm, while contrasting stonework and metal offer an update with flair.

Location: Damariscotta Lake, Nobleboro

Architect: Stoneboat Architectural Design

Builder: Paul Garber Residential Builders

Construction start: Winter 2017

Construction complete: Spring 2018