John Cole Architect specializes in the design of vacation and retirement homes, primarily in Maine. These homes all start with the owners' attachment to a place and the dream of a more relaxed life-style. My goal is to give form to the dream.

My first home building experience came at the side of my father, a frugal Yankee carpenter. My training in design came later at Yale, Washington University and the School of Wood Sculpture in Quebec. In between was a brief hockey career in Europe.
Early in my architectural career I designed homes for custom builders. As a partner in a large Boston area firm I continued to design homes for friends and word-of-mouth clients, as well as leading teams on award-winning commercial projects. Drawn back to my roots by the satisfaction of hands-on work, my focus now is home design inspired by New England traditions of craft, thrift and whimsy.

Services Provided
Site evaluation and selection, assessment of renovation challenges and opportunities, architectural design services from concept to completion.

Areas Served
New England

Certifications and Awards
member AIA, LEED AP, Maine Licensed Architect
Work published in Down East, Builder, Lake Living, Maine Home + Design and Fine Homebuilding

Best of Houzz Award Winner 2014: Client Satisfaction
Best of Houzz Award Winner 2014: Design
Contact: John Cole
Location: 14 Tres Court
Fryeburg, ME 04037
License Number: MA 5260, ME 2888, NH 3095
Commented: what is the brand of kitchen faucet with spray nozzle Hi--Sorry but I don't have any information on the faucet. It was purchased by the homeowner. regards, John
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