Cottage Charm

Location: Pemaquid Peninsula

Located on picturesque Pemaquid Peninsula, with expansive views of Johns Bay, is a quintessential shingle-style summer cottage with coastal charm. The shingle-style character resonates in architectural details such as X-pattern deck railings, porch columns atop shingled piers, and a porthole window and is strengthened by the balance of a wrapping porch, built-in roof balconies, and sweeping roof treatments. Brackets facilitate the dramatic curve of the roof and provide depth above the garage, shielding the carriage house doors from weather. The owners and guests can enjoy the outdoors from the porch, a screened room, a stone terrace, and the series of balconies, including one off the owners’ suite with a recessed niche for sitting in private. These elements create a layered effect and sense of dimension, while offering varying levels of protection from wind and sun. The interior spaces are arranged in an open plan and feature many tall double-hung windows known as “cottage hung,” which were used in many turn- of-the-century shingle-style homes. With muntins that cover only the top third of the glass, the glazing helps root the home in its historical context while allowing for largely unobstructed water views.