EXTERIOR build extra room
Cedar Raised Garden Bed
Details like the cupola, shed dormer, cedar shake roof shingles, columns and board and batten on the porch give the home its classic cottage look. It wasn’t all about being classic, though — the clients also wanted to incorporate their personalities. “The homeowners like quirky and eclectic style and wanted their home to reflect that,” Wise says. On this facade there’s just a little asymmetry — the sidelight on one side of the front door and the two different windows — it almost appears as if the house is winking at us. And that pig is definitely winking at us.
A retired couple wanted to build a vacation house that they could share with their four grown children and their families. Located on a gently sloping site near Maine’s Penobscot Bay, the house is inspired by New England’s vernacular forms and traditional materials, but nonetheless provides contemporary spaces for modern living