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).