Mid-sized transitional gray one-story wood exterior home idea in Portland Maine

Pond House

Transitional Exterior, Portland Maine

Corners are eroded on all of the structures to allow the interior space to marry with the exterior views and site. Decks wrap these corners as well and provide an intermediate transition zone between structure and landscape. Inspired by local fishing shacks and wharf buildings dotting the coast of Maine, this retreat interweaves large glazed openings with simple taut-skinned New England shingled cottages. This skin is incised to open views to the sea beyond and relies on light steel framing and thin braces to preserve the simple forms eroded toward sweeping views.Eric Reinholdt - Project Architect/Lead Designer with Elliott + Elliott Architecture Photo: Eric Reinholdt
Mid-sized transitional gray one-story wood exterior home idea in Portland Maine - Houzz

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vornbsn wrote:May 7, 2014
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    Eric Reinholdt, Architect
    6 years ago
    Thanks for your question. The sliding doors were custom fabricated by Duratherm Window Corporation of Vassalboro, Maine - I recommend them highly.
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Eric Reinholdt, Architect added this to Design Workshop: 9 Ways to Open a House to the OutdoorsJuly 7, 2014

Here the orthogonal geometry of the wood deck plays off the organic site, which brushes up against it. The deck...

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wrap around deck path