Architect's StudioTransitional Home Office, Portland Maine
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A dilapidated garden shed in Browne’s yard instigated the move home. At the time Browne was working in a rented space in nearby Yarmouth, 25 minutes away from his home in Falmouth, Maine. Though the shed’s construction didn’t hold up, the idea did. Browne envisioned a studio that felt very New England, but he wanted to explore contemporary materials and building techniques. He didn’t want a 19th-century replica. The 16-foot by 24-foot studio has a simple open gable plan. Rough-cut pine shiplap, milled just down the road, warms the cathedral ceiling. Douglas fir beams (4-by-8s) break down the vaulted ceiling’s expanse. The flooring is engineered hickory. Browne sourced as many of his materials from Maine as possible.