Bold addition connects adjacent homes with a contemporary twist

Contemporary Addition To Home With Elevate Windows

A boldly contemporary addition connecting two existing traditional houses gives this home in Owls Head, Maine, its striking design. In a surprising contrast to the white-clapboard older houses, the 1,500-foot addition features wide, vertical boards of unfinished Eastern white cedar that will weather naturally, punctuated at even intervals with contemporary-style windows and doors in “pebble gray” to complete its streamlined look.

The addition’s design reflects the homeowners’ contrasting visions. He wanted “all walls” to display their extensive art collection and she wanted “all glass” for a wash of daylight views of the nearby ocean. Casement, awning and double hung windows as well as inswing French and sliding patio doors, all from the Marvin Elevate collection, met both owners’ requirements, including their modest budget, while complementing the addition’s clean-lined architecture.

The doors allow easy patio access to connect indoor and outdoor spaces, while corner windows provide panoramic waterfront views that match the beauty of the paintings on the walls, allowing the homeowners to blend their dreams into one outstanding space.


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Architect: John W. Priestley, 3rd, Priestley + Associates Architecture

Builder: Albertson Builders, Tom Albertson

Dealer/Distributor: EBS Building Supplies/AW Hastings