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.
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Custom Homes, Multigenerational Homes, Sustainable Design, 3D Home Design
Albany, Brownfield, Center Conway, Chatham, Conway, Denmark, Fryeburg, Intervale, Lovell, Madison, North Conway, Stow, western Maine, coastal Maine
LEED AP, Maine Licensed Architect. Work published in Down East, Builder, Lake Living, Maine Home + Design and Fine Homebuilding. Best of Houzz Award Winner: Client Satisfaction and Design