Set on a small island in northern Maine, this cottage was constructed under a limited budget, which made it imperative for our custom home architects to use a number of inexpensive materials such as prefabricated wood attic trusses and vinyl clad windows. The 1,700 square foot residence contains a two story “living hall,” kitchen, one bath, utility/mudroom area, one bedroom downstairs, and a sleeping loft ideal for small children to form lifelong memories of summer vacations at the cottage.
Our experienced residential architects used innovative designs and techniques to create a beautiful home with the limited budget. Trusses span the entire length of the house, and extend down past the exterior walls to support roof overhangs and trellis work. The interior exposed framing and truss work were painted white to offset the different wood quality of various inexpensive members. The exterior was sprayed with one coat of stain in the hope that over time the patina will reflect its natural Maine setting.