Living

QUIET CONTEMPORARY // DECEMBER 2018
ART ALL AROUND // APRIL 2018
FORMS OF EXPRESSION // JANUARY 2019
GATHERING PLACE // FEBRUARY 2019
INTO THE WOODS // JANUARY 2019
BALANCING ACT // NOVEMBER 2018
AN ANCHORED HOMESTEAD // AUGUST 2018

“My designs are inspired and influenced by the individuality of each client. Be it a large new family home or a smaller-scale renovation, a traditional shingle cottage or a clean-lined contemporary, each project is a creative opportunity built on a collaboration between client, architect, and builder. My ultimate goal is for all involved to be proud and satisfied with the process and the end result.”—Peter Gross, architect, Phi Builders and Architects

QUIET CONTEMPORARY // DECEMBER 2018
Wine racks and a collection of Japanese whiskey provide functional
decor in the serene living area of this Falmouth home, which is simply
yet dramatically furnished with a large, U-shaped white sofa. “We
really need an open space, or we can’t relax,” says the homeowner.
ARCHITECT: Kevin Browne Architecture
BUILDER: Sylvain & Sevigny Custom Builders
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Reece

ART ALL AROUND // APRIL 2018
A Vita sofa and loveseat from Thos. Moser take center stage in the living
room of artist and furniture designer David Moser, who has slowly renovated
the former fisherman’s cottage he shares with his wife and daughter. The
diamond-shaped window is original to the house.
FIREPLACE MASONRY: Mark Slaunwhite
UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE: Thos. Moser

FORMS OF EXPRESSION// JANUARY 2019
In this York home’s main living space, back-to-back fireplaces flanked by
French doors divide the sunroom from the kitchen and dining area. A central
cupola brings in natural light—its windows can be opened by remote control.
Beams reclaimed from a 130-year-old mill provide structural support while
adding warmth and character.
ARCHITECT: Fiorentino Group Architects
BUILDER: Howarth Builders
FLOORING & MILLWORK: Longleaf Lumber
PHOTOGRAPHY: Rob Karosis

GATHERING PLACE // FEBRUARY 2019
Designer Nicola Manganello’s home in Yarmouth is filled with items she
adores, such as the heirloom reed McGuire chairs flanking the stately living
room fireplace designed by architect John Calvin Stevens, added to the 1760s
farmhouse during an early-twentieth-century renovation.
INTERIOR DESIGNER: Nicola’s Home
ORIGINAL ARCHITECT: John Calvin Stevens
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jonathan Reece

INTO THE WOODS // JANUARY 2019
In this Mount Desert Island home, floor-to-ceiling mahogany-framed windows,
fitted with Solarban 70XL high-performance glass, offer views of Somes
Sound and the surrounding forest from every part of the southwest-facing
main room.
ARCHITECT: Matthew Baird Architects
BUILDER: Chris Parsons Building & Remodeling
PHOTOGRAPHY: Elizabeth Felicella

BALANCING ACT // NOVEMBER 2018
On the open-plan main level of a contemporary home in the midcoast, “the
fireplace creates enough separation that each area feels like its own distinct
sphere,” says architect Rick Nelson of Knickerbocker Group. The gray palette
balances all the different textures.
ARCHITECT, BUILDER, & INTERIOR DESIGNER: Knickerbocker Group
MASONRY: Isaac N. Labbe Masonry
PHOTOGRAPHY: François Gagné

AN ANCHORED HOMESTEAD // AUGUST 2018
The great room of a new build in Cumberland reflects the goal of
Knickerbocker Group’s interior design manager, Brady-Anne Cushing, to
create a home that feels authentic in history. The antique pine beams came out
of a barn in Friendship, and the granite slabs for the fireplace surround are
from foundations of Maine houses dating back to the 1800s.
ARCHITECT, BUILDER, & INTERIOR DESIGNER: Knickerbocker Group
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER: ARS Architecture
RECLAIMED BEAMS: Down & Back Wood Salvage
PHOTOGRAPHY: Jeff Roberts

TWO TO TANGO // NOVEMBER 2018
Southern-facing windows provide solar gain on winter days in the living
room of a Belast home, designed by architect Matthew O’Malia of GO
Logic for his parents. A Danish woodstove takes over at night, offering
both warmth and ambiance.
ARCHITECT & BUILDER: GO Logic
WOODSTOVE: Morsø
PHOTOGRAPHY: Trent Bell

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