Island View Cottage

Island View Cottage

Whitten Architects
Yarmouth, Maine, USA | View Map
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Island View Cottage

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Twenty years ago, Whitten Architects designed a home for a family on a 100-acre coastal farm in the town of Yarmouth. In 2017, we returned to the site to design a cottage for the next generation of the same family.


Set on a coastal bluff, the cottage offers views of islands to the east and a well-developed canopy of red oaks and white pines above. The site is set back from the shore with a rocky outcrop to the north and west. We carefully sited the new cottage and existing family home around fields, walking trails, tennis courts, a large barn, and pool.


Our client’s wish list included ample light, great views, an open plan, a well-organized mudroom, a private study, a work space in the kitchen/ family room, and an eat-at kitchen island. We designed open-plan living spaces featuring stone and brick fireplaces, antique beams, and wide-plank, salvaged wood floors. The home celebrates an inside-to-outside living experience with French doors, porches, generous eaves, and waterside terraces. Both interior and exterior feature low-maintenance, but high-quality materials.


The first-floor master suite is independent of the kitchen and family spaces and features a private study and terrace away from the daily activities. The second-floor bedroom suites have commanding views of the coast and islands, and open onto protected second-floor decks.


The arrival court and garage are tucked into the hillside and lead to a generous mudroom, sports gear closets, a laundry room, and a half bath. Above the cars is a bunk room with game spaces and direct access to the landscape.


The original home on the property was designed with shingles, weathering natural materials, fieldstone walls, wood roofs, and a maximum height of one-and-a-half stories with dormers and interesting roof lines all framed by informal cottage gardens and open meadows. The new home follows suit with low-maintenance, high-performance materials including low E clad windows and doors, water-based closed-cell spray foam, rain screen exterior wall design, Boral exterior trim, lifetime-treated white cedar shingles, copper flashing, and high-efficiency air source heat pumps.


Island View is a lifetime home that will stay in the family and serve many generations to come.


Material Used :
1. Siding
• Shingles – Eastern White Cedar with “LifeTime” Wood Treatment
• Vertical Board – Alaskan Yellow Cedar

2. Trim Boards
• Boral Trim with Paint Finish

3. Roof
• Cedar Shingles with “LifeTime”Wood Treatment

4. Windows
• Anderson: A Series

5. Wood Board Ceilings at Porches
• Western Red Cedar - Square Edge

6. Wood Decking
• 5/4 x 6 Ipe Decking

6. Wood Flooring
• Reclaimed Wide Plank Heart Pine

7. Countertops
• Norumbega Stone

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