Yarmouth, Maine

Island View Cottage

In the 90s, Whitten Architects designed a home for a family on a 100-acre coastal farm in the town of Yarmouth. In 2017, we returned to the site to design a cottage for the next generation of the same family. Our client sought a home she could enjoy and share with guests, her two adult children and their adult friends, and five black Labs.

Set on a coastal bluff, the cottage offers views of islands to the east and a well-developed canopy of red oaks and white pines above. The site is set back from the shore with a rocky outcrop to the north and west. We carefully sited the new cottage and existing family home around fields, walking trails, tennis courts, a large barn, and pool. At a few hundred feet apart, both homes are both private to one another, but easily accessible via paths.

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