Shoreside Retreat

A shingle-style cottage nestled in among the trees looks o ut onto the busy Townsend Gut of Boothbay Harbor. Details that include a shingle arched covered terrace, stepped gable detailing, and shingle flares along with porthole windows convey the shingle style. A primary feature of the spatial arrangement is an open-concept layout with a cathedral great room, boasting spectacular horizon views across the gut to Southport Island in close proximity. The busy waterway remains bustling with sailboats, fishing vessels, and day boaters who pass through the protected route connecting the Sheepscot River to the inner Boothbay Harbor. On a windy day the deck will serve as an observation area of a bustling overlook to the passage. The great room boasts a two-story stone fireplace extending upward to a sloped ceiling, as well as expansive French door glass with transom windows overhead. The main entry sequence features a covered porch protecting homeowners as they enter, who will immediately experience a view looking through the building beginning with a central glass door with transoms looking out past the entry, through the great room, and to the water. The building is designed to set within the sloped site with a finished lower level that takes advantage of views, stepping gracefully down the hillside onto a terrace complete with a fire pit and nearby outdoor shower. Transitional spaces of covered porches, decks, and semi-covered terraces provide opportunities to sit and enjoy the beauty that the surrounding site has to offer.

Location: Boothbay Harbor
Architect: Phelps Architects
Builder: Dighton Home Construction
Construction start: Summer 2020
Construction complete: Spring 2021

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