The Narrows is a coastal retreat nestled along the banks of one of Maine’s abundant tidal rivers. Our clients, a retired couple, have adult children and historical ties to the region and a strong interest in the conservation of precious coastal lands. They sought a gathering place for their extended family. The couple's love for the field on the property was a central consideration in our design. Our site-specific design respected the unique 600-foot shoreland building setback dictated by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. By positioning the home even farther back than the required setback, we were able to preserve the best attributes of the site–the rolling fields and woodlands down to the river–without crowding them.