On a remote island off the coast of Maine, this structure was designed to be an island oasis for contemplation and thought, to truly disconnect from the stresses of daily life. The natural Maine environment played a large role in the construction techniques and finishes. The building expresses the use of heavy timber.
The wall construction conceals insulation and utilities between the interior and exterior enclosure, leaving the natural finishes to be exposed without unsightly wiring and conduit. The building is open, light and airy, with mezzanines and lofts stepping back around a series of central gathering spaces. Bedrooms and bathrooms are nested nicely in back to provide privacy when needed.