Whitten Architects


Business Description
Since 1986, Whitten Architects has been designing thoughtfully considered homes in New England. With a focus exclusively on residential design, we are experts in a variety of project types—from camps to cottages, new homes to historic renovations. Our work has won a number of awards over the years and has been extensively published in a variety of residential home design books and magazines.

Our like-minded team of three architects and two designers collectively offer decades of hands-on residential design and construction experience, as well as a common ethos: we believe a home should reflect its occupants, and its design should develop from an appreciation for and an understanding of its site. Using an efficient combination of hand-drawing and our office’s state-of-the-art software, we help our clients envision their home even before construction begins.
Location:
Portland, ME US 
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Rob Whitten 
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37 Silver Street,
Portland, Maine,
United States, 04101 
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What is the actual material? We want this look but have a second floor, poured concrete screen porch that this must be put on top of, so looking for something that isn't as difficult to install and have level on this type of surface, as bluestone.
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The material installed on this porch is Natural Cleft Bluestone.
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Sorry, we do not supply wood screen doors. As project architects, this screen door was designed by us and custom built by the builder. We're sure that there are plenty of woodworking craftsman in the Chicago area who could provide a similar screen door.
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Thank you for your question. This slate tile is from Sheldon Slate here in Maine. We think the 6 x 12 size gives the tile a more unique character. 12 x 12 is very standard, whereas a 6 x 12 size adds interest without to much additional cost.
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The wall color is Sherwin Williams Creamy SW7012. The trim color is Sherwin Williams Pure White SW7005.
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These doors & windows are from Marvin Windows & Doors.
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Thank you for your question and kind comment. The wood products used break down as follows: Newel Post = White Cedar, Balusters = Select Grade Pine, Handrail = Red Birch. Hope this helps.
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Thank you for your question. Each window unit is nominally 3' x 3'.
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Thank you for your question. The door is from Trustile Doors.
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The window bench is nominally 3 feet deep x 11 feet wide.
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Thank you for your question. This bedroom is 223 square feet.
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Thank you for your question. The pantry is 4'-8" deep.
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Thank you for your kind comment and question. The siding is Eastern White Cedar Shingles, while the decking is Ipe Wood.
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Thank you for your question. We were not involved in the specification of the rug. So unfortunately, we're unable to give you any information on where it came from.
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That's a glaoui Moroccan rug... They're usually that colorful.
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And of course it's a unique piece, just like everything else we make in Morocco. So you won't find a duplicate of it, but something similar in style and texture.
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There appears to be a slight difference between the wall color and the cabinets...I love that look! What color are the walls?
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The wall color is Sherwin Williams SW7012 Creamy. We like the slight color and sheen difference as well.
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Thank you for your question. The wall color is Sherwin Williams SW7012 Creamy.
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Thank you for your question. The countertop is Carrara Marble.
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7-Day Plan: Get a Spotless, Beautifully Organized Kitchen

Strike fear into the hearts of gunky corners and grimy walls. Our weeklong plan will get your kitchen spick-and-span from top to bottom Full Story
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And the box of daily medications. And I promise to add no more.
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Inez, Nice to meet you. 30 yrs for me, too! I do not do it every night, anymore. My house is clean, that's enough, for me. My hubby is not perfect but, he does do a lot, like work everyday.

I did, enjoy your comments, Inez. You could be a writer. :-)
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How to Choose the Right Window Shades

Should you roll with rollers or do as the Romans do? This mini guide to choosing window shades can help Full Story
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@blinds.com i cant add a picture as we are in the middle of building it. Should be water tight in our extension in a couple weeks so im just getting ideas at the moment.
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@aimeejm21 What an exciting project! When you're ready to think about coverings for your doors, let us know if we can help!
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Beautiful kitchen! Can you please share the information on the cabinet cup pull hardware?
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The cabinet bin pulls are from Restoration Hardware. Take a look at the following link: http://www.restorationhardware.com/catalog/product/product.jsp?productId=prod1160290&categoryId=cat1512023
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Thank you for your question. This bedroom is nominally 13'-4" wide x 13'-0" deep.
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Sorry, we're not sure where the table came from. We were not involved in the furniture specification.
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Thank you for your question. The room is nominally 15' wide x 13'-6" deep.
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Thank you for your question. This home was designed by our architecture firm back in 2001 for a client. We are not a cabin rental service.
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Thank you for your question. These framed glass panels, which swap out for insect screens in the summer, were custom built by the contractor.
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Whitten Architechs; thanks for answering so many questions about the porch and it's windows. The info was more than enough that I didn't need to ask anything but simply wanted to express my gratitude.
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Thank you for your kind comment. The barn siding is finished with "Cabot's" semi-solid acrylic stain color, "Fieldstone". Please, if you haven't already "follow" Whitten Architects in Houzz and you will be updated on our future communications.
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Thank you for your question. The material is honed green slate. It was sourced from Sheldon Slate, here in Maine.
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What is the wall color please?
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The paint color is SW6217 Topsail by Sherwin-Williams.
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Thank you for your question. The paint color is Sherwin Williams - Morning Fog SW6255.
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What is the heat source for the radiant floor in the sunroom?
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I believe it is a propane boiler.
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The dishwasher is within the cabinet directly to the right of the sink. If you look at the baseboard you can see it a little better. The dishwasher has a face panel on it, that blends it in with the rest of the cabinetry.
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Vanessa Miller
what color is the island?
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Thank you for your question. The island color is Sherwin Williams - SW7068 Grizzle Gray
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Thank you for your kind comment! The columns are nominally 1 foot wide. If you don't mind, please "follow" Whitten Architects, and you'll be kept up to date on all new posts.
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Thank you for your question. The ceiling is nominally 9 feet high.
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Thank you for your question. It is a Kraus Model-KHF-200-36.
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Hello, and thank you for your question. No stain color was used in the finish of the cabinets. The hickory was the highest grade, plus I'm sure the cabinet maker was selective in the wood he used.
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What type of flooring is that? thanks!
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Thank you for your question. This is the Macy, hand tufted wool rug from Angela Adams here in Portland.
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Thank you for your question. Take a look at the TS2020 from Trustile.
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Review by cushib:

We have completed two projects with Whitten Architects in the past 8 years. Our first was a stream-side camp which is warm, comfortable and blends in beautifull...
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Review by angela adams:

Not only do Whitten Architects create some of the most beautiful spaces in Maine, they are also incredible people to work with. Hardworking, efficient, and dedi...
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Review by fiddlerschoice:

We hired Whitten Architects for their beautiful design and thorough, sensitive approach to our project. They take the time to learn about you, your style, go...
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Review by brannon_fisher:

Eric Laszlo and Rob Whitten worked closely with us from design concept through the completion of construction on our residential project. They asked to do a sit...
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Review by Steve Fuller:

We met Rob after seeing some of his work online. We were having a hard time finding an architect interested in working on a "modest" sized home (2,500 square f...
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Review for Zarse Custom Cabinet Company:

It is always a priority of ours to work with local builders, sub-contractors, and fabricators who are as close as possible to each of our projects. In the desig...
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