Modern Maine!

After a year of planning, adjustments, revisions and site conditions that were always not what they seemed, we have a closed in home at Mitchell Road.  The folks at Blue Paint and Wally Wall have done a great job and it is looking good!.  Can't wait to see the finished product.

 

Mitchell Road is up and out of the dirt!

A building emerges from paper to reality!

A building emerges from paper to reality!

Wally Walls Wall framing system makes it go up right before your eyes!

Wally Walls Wall framing system makes it go up right before your eyes!

After the fun of the design and the battles of upsizing and downsizing and then resizing, it is always fun to see a project go from paper and concept to concrete, wood and steel.  Thanks to the team at Blue Paint Development in Maine, this one is scheduled to be done by the end of next month!

An Amazing Site with a Tight Footprint

Cleaning Up The Box

Cleaning Up The Box

Part of the joy of being an architect is the chance to work on a great site with tight constrictions.  Working on the design for a Lakehouse on Lake Michigan, this project has a footprint of less than 1200 sf of buildable area.  And we need a garage.  Letting your mind wander through the opportunities to get a great house onto a site with all of the program needed, plus capturing the views is a challenge that makes it worth while.  The two images above are two of the 6 options we laid out for this project.  Looking forward to getting this one in the ground this year.

An Upscale Neighborhood Downsize

Working with the developer of the MCM prototype, which is going into production as I write this, we have worked with a client of theirs to do a single family custom home using the team principles that have guided us in all of our decisions.  Based in Cape Elizabeth Maine, this project morphed to work with the site, the ledge and the tight building envelope.  A compact, efficient circulation and generous daylighting from the clerestory level and large strategically placed windows gives this home a luxury not commonly found in a home for this footprint.

Mid Century Modern Prototype

A new, modern take on Mid Century Modern (with Blue Paint Development)

Using concepts and odes to the masters of the mid-century movement, we worked with a developer to produce this prototype model home that takes advantage of modular construction, borrowed light and a simplified plan that reduces the cost of construction significantly.


A Modern Shed

This design for a simple shed complimented the existing Mid Century Remodel near Pittsburgh, PA

Using cues from the newly remodeled main house, this shed was a playful example of what can be done with simple, low-maintenance materials without defaulting to vinyl as the first resort.


A Simple Renovation for More Useful Space

A study series of options above led to a clean, traditional rebuilt garage and mudroom

A study series of options above led to a clean, traditional rebuilt garage and mudroom

When a client brought an existing dilapidated garage and summer garden room to us looking for an upgraded transition from the world outside to the comfort of home, we went through numerous plan and elevation options to create one that rebuilt the garage, connected and developed a mudroom and added storage and a laundry facility.