This project involves the complete renovation of and an addition to a 1965 seaside cottage originally designed by Homer Rogers Architects. Matthew Baird Architects designed an expansion of the original living and dining pavilion to include an open plan kitchen-living-dining room layout with new floor-to-ceiling naturally weathering teak windows made by Duratherm of Vassalboro. An uphill addition includes the reconstruction of a 40-foot glass bridge that spans a dramatic granite ledge and leads to a sleeping pavilion with three bedrooms and three baths. The new architecture takes its cues from the original volume and employs a simple palette of vernacular materials and details.
Location: Mount Desert Island
Architect: Matthew Baird Architects
Builder: Chris Parsons Building & Remodeling
Landscape Designer: Emma Kelly Landscape
Construction start: Fall 2018
Construction complete: Fall 2020