A truly spectacular home was sought after by our clients who desired an exterior resembling the elegant shingle-style houses of old with a one-of-a-kind interior that leans more contemporary.

Exquisite architectural details such as flared shingle roof lines, sail-vaulted ceilings, and Victorian-style turrets are all inspired by the grand historic summer cottages built around the turn of the century.

The entry turret holds a circular staircase that brings you to the primary suite complete with an expansive sleeping porch overlooking the entrance of a scenic midcoast harbor, while a second turret, just off the morning room and kitchen, features clerestory windows that bathe the space in light.

Inspired by an image of a circular stone staircase leading to the wine cellar in a European castle, the owners leaned toward renaissance period details, such as this carved newel post with custom iron flourishes dancing up a spiral staircase.

Views are enjoyed on the craftsman-style porch on a hazy summer afternoon.

Renaissance-style details—inspired by a photograph of a circular stone staircase leading to the wine cellar in a European castle—appear throughout: a carved newel post with custom iron flourishes dances up a spiral staircase; a wine cellar and tasting room is graced by an entryway with custom ironwork. Throughout the home, every detail was thoughtfully carefully considered, down to the drapery-lined home theater outfitted with an antique popcorn machine.

The home is the very definition of a historic oceanfront cottage, one with grace and grandness and connection to the outdoors—the architecture of the American summer.