Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Maine Energy Efficient Design and Modern Maine Coastal Cottage Richard Renner Architects
Marsh Sanctuary > The owners of this modest, energy efficient house on the marsh had long visited the area and dreamed of a more permanent connection to Maine. They imagined a place not to escape from the world, but to share with loved ones. The narrow and rectangular site, located on a busy street while also abutting the serenity of the marsh, was also subject to challenging zoning restrictions. The result is a simple but very efficient 19-foot wide building, with proportions that create a quiet but elegant insertion into the existing streetscape. The building respects and reinterprets the beach town vernacular using low maintenance materials. High R-value insulation and careful construction detailing maximize the building’s thermal envelope. This project was featured in Maine Home & Design 's April 2013 issue (see news article dated 04.15.13).