Architect: John B Scholz
Firm: Scholz & Barclay Architecture
Location: Mid-Coast Maine
Project Type: New Construction
This concept was to create a stone "courtyard" partially enclosed by the house and the ledge outcroppings. The site became the inspiration for the design. It is a wooded site located atop a small wooded knoll facing east over moss-covered ledge outcroppings that overlook Penobscot Bay. It quickly became clear that the house should be open to the east to take advantage of the sunrise and long-distance views to the bay, while retaining an intimate connection with the ledge outcroppings. The success of the project was accomplished by designing a visual and accessible connection from the interior to the courtyard/terrace and beyond to the bay through use of a "window wall" of 8-foot-high Marvin sliding doors and large, low-silled windows.