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December 20, 2023
Dec
20
2023

Reflecting on 2023

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Reflecting on 2023
As we reflect on the conclusion of 2023, the Whitten Architects team is genuinely grateful for the experiences and opportunities that have shaped the past year.
October 30, 2023
Oct
30
2023

Introducing Our Latest Project: The Narrows

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Introducing Our Latest Project: The Narrows
Our design for the Narrows centered around a multi-level design that seamlessly integrates the field with the house.
August 1, 2023
Aug
01
2023

Introducing Our Latest Project: The Overlook

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Introducing Our Latest Project: The Overlook
The Overlook is a ski home in the Sugarloaf region, designed for avid outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy year-round.
June 13, 2023
Jun
13
2023

Our Latest Studio Tool, Morpholio

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Our Latest Studio Tool, Morpholio
Morpholio recently asked us to share how we utilize the app and how it influences our creative process.
May 19, 2023
May
19
2023

The Synergy Between Architects & Landscape Architects

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The Synergy Between Architects & Landscape Architects
Three landscape architects we work with regularly answer some questions about their work and its convergence with ours.
March 31, 2023
Mar
31
2023

Designing for Imagination: Up & Away Spaces

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Designing for Imagination: Up & Away Spaces
At Whitten Architects, we enjoy designing "up and away" spaces that stoke the imagination.
February 1, 2023
Feb
01
2023

New Project: Ice Point

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New Project: Ice Point
A look at our latest project, Ice Point.
January 3, 2023
Jan
03
2023

Whitten Architects: Heading into 2023

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Whitten Architects: Heading into 2023
A look at where Whitten Architects is headed in 2023.
November 30, 2022
Nov
30
2022

Architect's Holiday

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Rob Whitten

Architect's Holiday
Architect Rob Whitten and his wife Robin are avid walkers. Follow along as they journal through their walking tour in Italy.
September 16, 2022
Sep
16
2022

New Project: Caterpillar Hill

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New Project: Caterpillar Hill
A look at our latest project, Caterpillar Hill.
August 31, 2022
Aug
31
2022

Sand Rooms: What They're For & Why We Love Them

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Sand Rooms: What They're For & Why We Love Them
The sand room is a close cousin to the mudroom. Learn how Whitten Architects designs these rooms to shine in the summer.
July 18, 2022
Jul
18
2022

Meet Our Newest Team Members

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Meet Our Newest Team Members
Get to know architects Alyssa Phanitdasack and Adam Darter.
June 21, 2022
Jun
21
2022

We Are Hiring: Architectural Designer

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We Are Hiring: Architectural Designer
Whitten Architects has an opening for an independently motivated Architectural Designer interested in joining our award-winning, client-focused, and design-driven residential practice.
April 19, 2022
Apr
19
2022

Will Fellis & Tom Lane Named Associates

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Will Fellis & Tom Lane Named Associates
Whitten Architects has appointed Will Fellis & Tom Lane as Associates.
February 28, 2022
Feb
28
2022

Managing the Pandemic's Effects on Construction

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Managing the Pandemic's Effects on Construction
Learn how Whitten Architects has adapted the way we work with clients to manage construction costs and schedules.
January 27, 2022
Jan
27
2022

The Pandemic Pivot

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The Pandemic Pivot
The ripple effects of the pandemic are felt not only in our personal lives, but in the way we do business too. Find out how in our latest blog post.
November 29, 2021
Nov
29
2021

Mudrooms: The Hardest-Working Room

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Mudrooms: The Hardest-Working Room
The mudroom is a New England staple. Learn more about how Whitten Architects designs high-performing mudrooms for every season.
October 31, 2021
Oct
31
2021

We Are Hiring: Project Architect or Architectural Designer

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We Are Hiring: Project Architect or Architectural Designer
Whitten Architects is looking for an independently motivated Project Architect or Architectural Designer interested in joining our award-winning, client-focused, and design-driven residential practice.
September 21, 2021
Sep
21
2021

Q+A with Tom Lane

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Q+A with Tom Lane
Get to know architect Tom Lane.
August 30, 2021
Aug
30
2021

New Project: Binnacle Hill Residence

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New Project: Binnacle Hill Residence
A look at our latest project, Binnacle Hill Residence.
July 31, 2021
Jul
31
2021

Whitten Architects Is Looking for a Studio Coordinator / Office Manager

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Whitten Architects Is Looking for a Studio Coordinator / Office Manager
Whitten Architects in Portland, Maine, has an exciting opportunity for a service-minded professional looking to join an award-winning, client-focused, and design-driven residential practice.
June 4, 2021
Jun
04
2021

A Sendoff for Jessie Carroll

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A Sendoff for Jessie Carroll
Join us as we say goodbye to Associate Principal Jessie Carroll.
May 31, 2021
May
31
2021

Whitten Architects Earns Three AIA Awards

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Whitten Architects Earns Three AIA Awards
Whitten Architects is honored to receive three awards by both the American Institute of Architect (AIA)'s Maine and New Hampshire chapters.
April 26, 2021
Apr
26
2021

New Project: Lake Winnipesaukee Retreat

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New Project: Lake Winnipesaukee Retreat
A look at our latest project, Lake Winnipesaukee Retreat.
March 31, 2021
Mar
31
2021

Introducing Whitten's Newest Team Members

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Introducing Whitten's Newest Team Members
Meet Ian Parlin and Jimmy Strong, the newest members of the Whitten Architects team.
February 26, 2021
Feb
26
2021

Celebrating 35 Years of Whitten Architects

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Celebrating 35 Years of Whitten Architects
Whitten Architects celebrates 35 years of site-specific residential design.
January 29, 2021
Jan
29
2021

A Look at Norney from Netflix's "The Dig"

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Rob Whitten

A Look at Norney from Netflix's "The Dig"
Rob Whitten shares his thoughts on architectural marvel Norney from Netflix's "The Dig"
December 23, 2020
Dec
23
2020

New Project: Loon Lake Retreat

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New Project: Loon Lake Retreat
A look at our latest project, Loon Lake Retreat.
November 5, 2020
Nov
05
2020

Join Our Team

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Join Our Team
Whitten Architects has a rare opening for an independently motivated Project Architect or Architectural Designer interested in joining our award-winning, client-focused, and design-driven residential practice.
October 19, 2020
Oct
19
2020

New England Home to Honor Jessie Carroll

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New England Home to Honor Jessie Carroll
On November 5, Jessie Carroll and her fellow New England Home 5 Under 40 winners will be celebrated virtually, followed by a digital rug auction featuring custom rugs designed by each of the winners. Join us as we toast her virtually!
September 30, 2020
Sep
30
2020

Our Newest Team Member, Matt Holland

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Our Newest Team Member, Matt Holland
Meet Matt Holland, the newest member of the Whitten Architects team.
August 31, 2020
Aug
31
2020

New Project: Sky Apple

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New Project: Sky Apple
A look at our latest project, Sky Apple.
July 29, 2020
Jul
29
2020

Redefining Home During COVID-19

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Redefining Home During COVID-19
As a result of the pandemic, our homes are serving double duty as work spaces and learning spaces. Read on to learn more about the design considerations we're taking in the age of COVID-19.
June 30, 2020
Jun
30
2020

Connections Between Inside & Outside

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Connections Between Inside & Outside
A strong connection between inside and outside allows our clients to live without barriers. Given the varied nature of Maine's landscape, we believe the ideal inside-outside relationship maximizes the experience of our clients’ site and their specific lifestyle.
May 12, 2020
May
12
2020

Sortwell Chandlery Receives AIA Maine Award

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Sortwell Chandlery Receives AIA Maine Award
Whitten Architects is honored to receive a 2020 AIA Maine Merit Award for our Sortwell Chandlery project.
April 13, 2020
Apr
13
2020

Jessie Carroll Named "5 Under 40" by New England Home

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Jessie Carroll Named "5 Under 40" by New England Home
Associate Principal Jessie Carroll was recently selected as one of the top "5 Under 40" professionals by New England Home magazine—the first female architect from Maine to receive the honor.
March 15, 2020
Mar
15
2020

Q+A With Will Fellis

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Q+A With Will Fellis
Meet Whitten Architects architect Will Fellis.
February 25, 2020
Feb
25
2020

Fireplaces: The Heart of a Home

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Fireplaces: The Heart of a Home
A glowing fire and good company is the perfect antidote for ice, snow, and the sub-zero temps of our northern winters.
January 22, 2020
Jan
22
2020

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!
Whitten Architects has a rare opening for an independently motivated Architectural Designer interested in joining our award-winning, client-focused, and design-driven residential practice.
December 12, 2019
Dec
12
2019

New Project: Sortwell Chandlery

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New Project: Sortwell Chandlery
A look at our latest project, Sortwell Chandlery.
November 25, 2019
Nov
25
2019

Our Team Approach

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Our Team Approach
The very foundation of our studio approach was built on collaboration.
October 28, 2019
Oct
28
2019

New Project: Coastal Village Residence

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New Project: Coastal Village Residence
A look at our latest project, Coastal Village Residence.
August 21, 2019
Aug
21
2019

Porches: A Link Between Inside & Out

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Porches: A Link Between Inside & Out
A porch is not only an extension of a home’s living space, but an extension of its architecture, forms, and materials.
July 29, 2019
Jul
29
2019

Our Newest Team Member, Alyssa Keating

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Our Newest Team Member, Alyssa Keating
Meet Alyssa Keating, the newest member of the Whitten Architects team.
June 14, 2019
Jun
14
2019

Q+A With Drew Bortles

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Q+A With Drew Bortles
Meet Whitten Architects designer Drew Bortles.
May 10, 2019
May
10
2019

Englishman Bay Retreat Receives AIA Maine Awards

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Englishman Bay Retreat Receives AIA Maine Awards
Whitten Architects wins two AIA Maine Design Awards.
April 25, 2019
Apr
25
2019

The Art of Hand Drawing

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The Art of Hand Drawing
Freehand drawing allows us to quickly explore ideas and test potential design solutions.
March 11, 2019
Mar
11
2019

Q+A With Jesse Patkus

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Q+A With Jesse Patkus
Meet Whitten Architects designer Jesse Patkus.
February 12, 2019
Feb
12
2019

New Project: Pleasant Lake Camp

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New Project: Pleasant Lake Camp
A look at our latest project, Pleasant Lake Camp.
January 17, 2019
Jan
17
2019

Site-Specific Design in Practice

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Site-Specific Design in Practice
Site-specific design is at the core of what we do at Whitten Architects.
November 28, 2018
Nov
28
2018

New Project: Englishman Bay Retreat

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New Project: Englishman Bay Retreat
A look at our latest project, Englishman Bay Retreat.
October 26, 2018
Oct
26
2018

Our Newest Team Member, Roo Collins

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Our Newest Team Member, Roo Collins
Meet Roo Collins, the newest member of the Whitten Architects team.
September 5, 2018
Sep
05
2018

Whitten Architects is Hiring

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Whitten Architects is Hiring
Whitten Architects in Portland, Maine, is looking for an architect or designer interested in joining our client-focused and design-driven residential practice.
July 31, 2018
Jul
31
2018

Exciting Studio News

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Exciting Studio News
We are happy to announce some exciting changes to the Whitten Architects team.
December 8, 2016
Dec
08
2016

Tuscan Hills Sketches

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Tuscan Hills Sketches
The days are getting shorter and I think back to our September walk in the Tuscan Hills.
November 30, 2016
Nov
30
2016

Join Our Design Team

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Join Our Design Team
Whitten Architects is looking for someone who is passionate about site-specific residential architecture, interested in participating in a collaborative design studio, and loves life in Maine.
September 7, 2016
Sep
07
2016

Follow Us on Instagram

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Follow Us on Instagram
Stay up to date. Follow us on Instagram to see our latest project images, studio happenings, and our in-process drawings.
May 24, 2016
May
24
2016

Kent & Sussex Gardens Sketches

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Rob Whitten

Kent & Sussex Gardens Sketches
Robin received an email flyer about an April tour inside the garden gates of Great Dixter and Sissinghurst, and off we went.
April 29, 2016
Apr
29
2016

Windham Middle School - Office Visit

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Windham Middle School - Office Visit
Windham Middle School - Aspiring Architects!
April 19, 2016
Apr
19
2016

In-Progress Outlook Cottage

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In-Progress Outlook Cottage
Outlook Cottage in Boothbay Maine, speeding to the finish!
April 15, 2016
Apr
15
2016

Road Trip North- Job Site Tours

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Road Trip North- Job Site Tours
Job site tours! A road trip north to the midcoast of Maine.
April 11, 2016
Apr
11
2016

Road Trip South- Job Site Tours

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Road Trip South- Job Site Tours
Job site tours! A road trip to the southern coast of Maine.
December 23, 2015
Dec
23
2015

Dramatic Imagery of a Coastal Maine Retreat

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Dramatic Imagery of a Coastal Maine Retreat
At Spurwink Retreat, we knew that it would be especially difficult to describe the design of the home and the character of its incredible site with only photos. It deserved more.
December 21, 2015
Dec
21
2015

Reinventing The Farmhouse

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Will Fellis

Reinventing The Farmhouse
Grab the current issue of Fine Homebuilding - January 2016, off newsstands, and you'll see an article on Dash Landing Farmhouse!
December 4, 2015
Dec
04
2015

Our Studio Has Grown

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Russ Tyson

Our Studio Has Grown
Two new members were added to our design team in 2015!
December 1, 2015
Dec
01
2015

A Sunny Meadow At Bunganuc Woods House

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A Sunny Meadow At Bunganuc Woods House
Dark shadows have given way to early morning sun at Bunganuc Woods House.
November 24, 2015
Nov
24
2015

The Architecture Issue of Maine Home + Design 2015

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The Architecture Issue of Maine Home + Design 2015
Two projects of ours are featured in Maine Home + Design: The Architecture Issue - December 2015.
November 13, 2015
Nov
13
2015

The Real Deal

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The Real Deal
Design New England and writer Edgar Allen Beem highlight our Dash Landing Farmhouse.
November 10, 2015
Nov
10
2015

A Maine Cottage Transformation

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Russ Tyson

A Maine Cottage Transformation
Dramatic before and after images, plus a video, documenting renovations at Higgins Beach Cottage Duo.
October 21, 2015
Oct
21
2015

Above Dash Landing Farmhouse

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Will Fellis

Above Dash Landing Farmhouse
A bird's eye view of site-specific design.
July 16, 2015
Jul
16
2015

The "Idea Book"

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The "Idea Book"
Image cataloging has found its place in the digital world and we are so so thankful!
May 6, 2015
May
06
2015

Harsh New England Winter, Hearty Crews, and Happy Clients

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Harsh New England Winter, Hearty Crews, and Happy Clients
A special thanks to our local builders, with a challenging yet successful 2014/ 2015 build cycle.
May 6, 2015
May
06
2015

Ranch Burger vs. Rambling Pavilion, A Matter of Perspective

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Ranch Burger vs. Rambling Pavilion, A Matter of Perspective
The ever popular and ever prevalent Ranch makes a strong come-back, or so we hope!
March 17, 2015
Mar
17
2015

Bunganuc Woods House Sketches

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Russ Tyson

Bunganuc Woods House Sketches
Take a look at a few design concept sketches for Bunganuc Woods House in Brunswick, Maine.
March 16, 2015
Mar
16
2015

Progress at Great East Lake Camp

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Russ Tyson

Progress at Great East Lake Camp
Last week, the entire studio was happy to witness some of the dramatic changes taking place at Great East Lake Camp.
February 23, 2015
Feb
23
2015

Cortland Barn - Winter Wrap-Up

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Cortland Barn - Winter Wrap-Up
Recent photos of construction wrapping up at the barn.
December 22, 2014
Dec
22
2014

Dash Landing Farmhouse Photographed

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Russ Tyson

Dash Landing Farmhouse Photographed
We recently received final images of Dash Landing Farmhouse from photographer Rob Karosis. This new home, designed for recent empty nesters, overlooks a beautiful field in Freeport, Maine. Please take a look!
December 19, 2014
Dec
19
2014

Christmas Cards Make Us Smile

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Russ Tyson

Christmas Cards Make Us Smile
Christmas cards are stacking up in the studio!
December 18, 2014
Dec
18
2014

Higgins Beach Cottage Duo Underway

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Russ Tyson

Higgins Beach Cottage Duo Underway
Photos of construction progress on Higgins Beach Cottage Duo.
November 11, 2014
Nov
11
2014

Spruce Point Cottage Photographed

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Russ Tyson

Spruce Point Cottage Photographed
We recently received final photography of Spruce Point Cottage from photographer Jonathan Reece. It's fun to look back and compare some of the early concept sketches with Jonathan's images. Please have a look!
October 20, 2014
Oct
20
2014

Spurwink Retreat Open-House

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Russ Tyson

Spurwink Retreat Open-House
Our clients, at Spurwink Retreat, recently opened their doors to the entire crew that was involved in the design and construction of their home.
September 3, 2014
Sep
03
2014

Lakeside at Summer's End

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Lakeside at Summer's End
Visit the progress of our New Hampshire lakeside project.
August 13, 2014
Aug
13
2014

Russ Tyson Featured in August Issue of Maine Home + Design

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Russ Tyson Featured in August Issue of Maine Home + Design
See Maine Home + Design’s article titled Planned Contrast, where they feature our very own Russ Tyson.
July 4, 2014
Jul
04
2014

Oceanfront Cottage in July Issue of Maine Home + Design

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Russ Tyson

Oceanfront Cottage in July Issue of Maine Home + Design
Take a look at Sarah Stebbins's article describing Oceanfront Cottage, in the July Issue of Maine Home + Design.
June 27, 2014
Jun
27
2014

Island View Home Photographed

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Rob Whitten

Island View Home Photographed
Earlier this week we were happy to have the resulting additions/renovations to Island View Home, documented by photographer Jonathan Reece. It’s definitely fun to look back and compare some of the before pictures, along with our conceptual sketches, to his completed images. Please have a look!
June 16, 2014
Jun
16
2014

Jessie Carroll ... Architect!

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Jessie Carroll ... Architect!
We're happy to announce that Jessie recently passed the last of her architectural registration exams.
June 12, 2014
Jun
12
2014

Flying Maine Boulders

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Russ Tyson

Flying Maine Boulders
18-ton native Maine boulders get a lift from Northeast Crane Service.
June 9, 2014
Jun
09
2014

Spurwink Retreat in June

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Russ Tyson

Spurwink Retreat in June
June construction at Spurwink Retreat includes 25-foot tall pitch pines, car size boulders, an 11-foot tall lift, and slide doors.
May 20, 2014
May
20
2014

Spring has finally arrived at Summer's End!

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Spring has finally arrived at Summer's End!
A lakeside camp project embraces Spring in New Hampshire.
April 18, 2014
Apr
18
2014

Spurwink Retreat Office Visit

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Spurwink Retreat Office Visit
Take a look at images from our recent visit to Spurwink Retreat as an office.
March 20, 2014
Mar
20
2014

Stonewall Farmhouse Photographs

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Russ Tyson

Stonewall Farmhouse Photographs
We recently received photos of Stonewall Farmhouse from photographer Rob Karosis.
March 13, 2014
Mar
13
2014

How well is Dash Landing performing?

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Will Fellis

How well is Dash Landing performing?
Come see how Dash Landing's geothermal system is performing and its operating costs.
March 13, 2014
Mar
13
2014

Broad Arrow Farm

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Broad Arrow Farm
Come see another exiciting project in the Spring 2014 line-up.
March 8, 2014
Mar
08
2014

Rob Whitten on the radio with Dr. Lisa Belisle

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Russ Tyson

Rob Whitten on the radio with Dr. Lisa Belisle
Architect Rob Whitten was recently interviewed by Dr. Lisa Belisle on The Dr. Lisa Radio Hour & Podcast. Here is a link to the interview.
March 7, 2014
Mar
07
2014

Great Pond Camp - March Visit

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Will Fellis

Great Pond Camp - March Visit
Have a look at images from today's site visit to the Great Pond Camp.
February 27, 2014
Feb
27
2014

Dash Landing - "The First 90 Days"

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Will Fellis

Dash Landing - "The First 90 Days"
Our clients at Dash Landing have enjoyed their new home for 90 days now and they "couldn't be happier."
February 17, 2014
Feb
17
2014

Spurwink Retreat February Site Visit

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Russ Tyson

Spurwink Retreat February Site Visit
Take a look at a few pictures from our site visit to Spurwink Retreat last week.
February 12, 2014
Feb
12
2014

Stonewall Farmhouse Photo Shoot

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Russ Tyson

Stonewall Farmhouse Photo Shoot
On Thursday, February 6th photographer Rob Karosis photographed Stonewall Farmhouse for us.
February 3, 2014
Feb
03
2014

Thimble Cove Cottage - Out for Pricing

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Will Fellis

Thimble Cove Cottage - Out for Pricing
Thimble Cove Cottage is out for pricing by multiple General Contractors.
January 31, 2014
Jan
31
2014

Great Pond Camp January Visit

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Will Fellis

Great Pond Camp January Visit
Pictures from our recent visit to the Great Pond Camp.