A Great Escape
Photography Joe Fiedler
Located deep in downeast Maine, this house in Roque Bluffs was the first “road job” for the construction crew at Bucksport-based Nate Holyoke Builders. For the length of the project, the team called the Machias Motor Inn home. By day, they worked long hours building the house; by night, they unwound by performing in it. Led by front man Gabriel Zacchai, they experimented with the acoustics in every room. By the time the house was built, Gabe had written and recorded an entire album—fittingly titled Great Escape.