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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. 

PROJECT LOCATION
Waldoboro, ME

PROJECT SIZE 

7,500 SF

PROJECT TYPE

Residential, Single Family, Waterfront

CLIENT

Private

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.

PROJECT COLLABORATORS

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT / CIVIL ENGINEER

Mohr & Seredin Landscape Architects, Inc.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

RSE Associates, Inc.

MEP

VG HVAC Design Studio

LIGHTING CONSULTANT

Lam Partners

INTERIOR DESIGN

Heather Wells, Inc.

ARCHITECTURAL STEEL FABRICATION

Erica Moody - Fine Metal Work

TECHNOLOGY DESIGN

System Seven

CONSTRUCTION
Cold Mountain Builders, Inc. 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jane Messinger

Peter Vanderwarker

AWARCH

Anmahian Winton Architects

650 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

(617) 577-7400

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