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Kate Madison Furniture Furnishings

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Context

The clients purchased an outdated cape just off the water right in downtown Kennebunkport. Because of its location and existing setbacks, the structure could not be expanded any further. The challenge lay in how to make an interesting, contemporary space within this old, compartmentalized building, providing views to the water where there previously were none.

Response

A large chunk of the second floor is completely removed, as are all walls to the existing attic. The result is a three-story space completely open to itself and presented to the water via a double-story glass expanse to the south. The corner wrapping of the windows makes the once claustrophobic space feel light and airy.

Renovation

A gut rehab of a timber framed, garrison-style retail space and apartment above.

In Town

Nestled in the historic village of Kennebunkport, this house is about as close as it gets to all the action.

Renewable Materials

Some of the materials used in this home are made from recycled content, are environmentally friendly and come from local sources.

Energy Efficient

This house uses strategies such as passive solar, spray foam insulation, and higher-performing windows and doors to increase comfort and significantly reduce heating and cooling costs.