Architecture: David Matero Architecture
Structural Engineering: Casco Bay Engineering
Landscape Architect: Cowles Studio
Builder: Floyd J. Brown Jr. Construction
Photographer: Jeff Roberts Imaging
An in-town lot in Yarmouth was the perfect location for a family of four. A run-down house was removed and replaced with a 3,500 sf high energy efficient home oriented towards the sun and the main road. Extra thick walls, triple-glazed windows, and solar panels oriented due south help to create a near net-zero house. The air leakage from a blower door test recorded 1.4 ACH 50.
The design process was a hands-on process, as the homeowners had many ideas that DMA was able to massage into a house design that not only fit their aesthetic (clean, simple lines) but also fit into the historical architecture of Yarmouth. The way the house is used, from large to small gatherings, fits the Owner’s lifestyle perfectly and offers spaces like a central kitchen, high-ceiling living room, and a wonderful screen porch for entertaining parties or family.
A white and black exterior and lack of ornate trim evoke a modern style, and the large gable front and massing work with Yarmouth’s architecture. The sunshades help to create a comfortable environment inside will adding a constant shade and shadow movement on the facade. The project was featured in the September issue of Maine Home + Design magazine.