Whitten Architects in Portland, Maine rescued this waterfront foursquare house from years of neglect and bad remodeling. The Architects wrote, “…Our first order of business was removing and correcting the previous alterations to the house. A lean-to garage had been added to the guest cottage, blocking water views on approach, while paved yard space had created drainage problems. We removed the garage and designed a new one suggestive of a carriage house, and relocated the guest cottage, revealing a previously obscured covered porch and orienting it to take advantage of water views…”
One of the things we love about this project is the quality work the Architects did throughout, starting with the front porch. There’s nothing fancy here, just quality design and great color choices.
It doesn’t hurt to have a view like this, either!
Inside, this house has all of the details and finishes you’d hope to find in a special waterfront home. Beadboard walls and ceilings, vintage light fixtures, and lots and lots of light.
Wrapping the stair around the fireplace of this waterfront foursquare house was a great idea – there’s a bit of mystery about what this stair leads too, isn’t there?