Building a Sense of History


A contemporary guesthouse and more traditional main house reflect the sunset over a southern Maine beach. Residential designer Erik Peterson of Peterson Design Group and a building team headed by Andy Tripp of Thomas and Lord worked with the homeowners to create distinct but harmonious structures that suit the spectacular but challenging shoreland site. “It’s an engineering feat that Thomas and Lord created that foundation,” says interior designer Nicola Manganello of Nicola’s Home. “If there’s a big storm, water’s up and over, hitting the house. It’s not going to move, I can tell you that.”

Exterior: Architectural Style

Style: Contemporary

Colors: Gray


  • Coastal Landscaping & Garden Center
  • Peterson Design Group
  • Thomas & Lord LLC

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