With its sandy shore and tight neighborhood fabric, Higgins Beach is a family-oriented beach town and a year-round surfing destination. Located in Scarborough, the town sits just south of Portland, offering easy access to city amenities with the smaller neighborhood feel of a coastal town.
Our clients, an active, year-round Higgins Beach couple with multiple children, owned a home at the end of the neighborhood on a quiet, dead-end street toward the woods, a rather unique lot for Higgins Beach. The house acted mostly as a rental for them and was poorly laid out and dark. When the couple decided to move to Maine full time, they asked us to redesign their home for year-round living with a better layout and more light and air — a combination of beach cottage and Old Port industrial vibe.