Designed and built in 2009 by the owners/architects, including lighting, doors, couches, chairs, tables, beds, built-in cabinetry, in a style not easily categorized. Contemporary yet barn-like with four buildings connected by links, much in the old Maine tradition of adding space as the family grows. Soaring 22 foot ceilings, oiled douglas fir timber frames, generous, calm yet playful spaces with unique details fill this stunning 3500 square foot home. With 88 linear feet of eight foot high sliding glass doors, 'the sea and sky have been invited inside'. Add 2000 square feet of deck overlooking layers of water from lake and bay to the ocean beyond…'the perfect expression of heaven on earth'.
From the front porch, enter with mud room and powder room (no tub or shower) tucked in on the right to the open plan kitchen/dining/living. The architects designed the kitchen in bamboo for its durability and soft look. At 16 ft x 16 ft with four foot square work island, new top-of-the-line appliances, there is room for many chefs. Dining area has five foot square oak table with 24 feet of glass sliders to the 'cliffhanger' deck. The two-story living room's 32 feet of glass sliders open to the main deck and outdoor dining room, dramatic views beyond. Continuing through the living room, a glass enclosed link leads to a guest room with queen size bed, built-in desk, cedar closet, and water views. Diagonally across is a den/bedroom with 47 inch flat screen television, DVD collection (no cable), CD, MP3 player, cedar built-ins, desk. Choose two twin beds or king conversion. Opposite the guest room is a spacious bamboo bathroom with six foot soaking tub, separate shower and toilet. Cedar linen closet and laundry facilities with sink are inconspicuous yet convenient. Follow the gallery to a sliding cedar barn door and another glass enclosed link with eight foot desk and library. The adjacent master suite includes a king size bed, 16 feet of sliding glass to a private deck overlooking Rockland harbor. An 8′ x 10′ cedar closet/dressing room joins the master bath: oak cabinet with double copper sinks, toilet, cedar-lined 4′ x 8′ shower, double rain heads, hand sprays, and benches…'the ultimate shower experience'.
From the living room the open riser stair leads to a loft/balcony area with built-in queen size sleeping bunk, large built-in desk, and powder room (no tub/shower) Separated by a sliding cedar barn door is a guest room with 8 ft x 8 ft walk-in closet, two single beds (or king), and a private balcony with expansive ocean views. This room could also function nicely as an office. The two twin beds would then be moved to the loft/balcony (as shown in photo 36) or downstairs to the den (making it a four-bunk room).
City of Rockland rental Permit No. STR17-33