MEDOMAK RIVER HOUSE
The Medomak River house is a new retreat for a Boston couple. The house rests on a sloping coastline where the river becomes a tidal estuary. The site embodies the classic mid-coast Maine landscape: a thick pine forest over rocky glacial till.
The building is intended to create a discreet, but engaged intervention in the landscape. Concrete retaining walls carve a low ground plane for the single story structure to nest into the slope, stretching across the natural topography.
Residential, Single Family, Waterfront
The house is organized around a single circulation spine that connects three primary volumes: living room, master suite, and guest suites. The spine also serves as a gallery, mudroom and library. All rooms of the house open directly to courts, terraces, decks, or porches that offer multiple ways to occupy and engage the landscape. Daylight is captured directly from the waterside through expansive glass, and on the inland side through clerestory windows and ceiling coffers.
Custom fabrication and high level of detail support this focused architectural vision with solutions at every scale, from furniture and interior stonework to the smallest cabinet handle. A limited palette of mahogany siding, copper roofs, and concrete walls defines the exterior. Interior floors, walls, cabinetry and ceilings are of white oak, creating continuity of surface and a sense of embrace.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT / CIVIL ENGINEER
Mohr & Seredin Landscape Architects, Inc.
RSE Associates, Inc.
VG HVAC Design Studio
Heather Wells, Inc.
ARCHITECTURAL STEEL FABRICATION
Erica Moody - Fine Metal Work
Cold Mountain Builders, Inc.