Sprawling Coastal Shingle-Style by Peter Pennoyer Architects
Maine, United States
Recognized by many as a leader in classicism and historic preservation, Peter Pennoyer Architects is an award-winning firm specializing in traditional architecture. This particular project on the waterfront in Maine drew inspiration from the grand waterfront summer homes that were popular nearly a century ago. Channeling East Coast traditional design, the sprawling shingled residence highlights black shutters, white trim, large screened in porches and towering brick chimneys, creating a visually appealing structure set high atop a bluff. The elevated setting allows for breathtaking water views from many of the home’s principal entertaining rooms as well as more intimate spaces such as the master bathroom. Enter into a double-height wood-panelled entrance hall complete with a large patterned Hamadan carpet. The space includes a grand staircase with water views leading to the second level gallery. There is also a rear entry hall with a less formal staircase. Entertain family and friends in the formal dining room with a curving bay of windows, drawing inspiration from the wheelhouse of a ship. The large bay is completed with custom benches which follow the arc of the curve. Situated at the end of the residence, the formal living room enjoys gorgeous water views on two sides and is furnished with large old-fashioned sofas covered in red wool.
Interior design firm Jayne Design Studio revealed that the living room mantel is decorated with green and white Moroccan tiles, their craftsmanship and the subtle beauty of the paint glaze give off a subtle glow. Every room in the home makes a statement, either with interior design choices, the architecture of the structure or simply the breathtaking views, but perhaps the most intriguing space is the old-fashioned turquoise library with panels of red linen curtains and a custom designed Tabriz carpet. Jayne Design Studio noted that the turquoise colour was popular in 18th-century Georgian houses and was also chosen as a nod to the ocean beyond. This project is a prime example of what can be accomplished when a team of talented and dedicated architects, designers and builders set out to build something of great quality! See more of this project and others on Peter Pennoyer Architects website.