Sitting high above the water on the top of an oceanside cliff, this Mediterranean home is settled into native landscaping, offering the perfect environment for watching the ever-changing seasons and views over the craggy shores of the Maine coast.

After years together traveling the Mediterranean coast, this couple decided to build their own sea-inspired home on a cliff-side property on the coast of Maine. While capturing a modern Spanish style was a priority, the space needed to be energy efficient, low maintenance, spacious enough for their blended family of 6, and open and airy to capture the beautiful ocean views.

The elegant, modern kitchen with ample storage, commercial appliances and ebony finished mahogany floors open to a cathedral great room.

The 7,000 square foot home was designed with custom finishes and beautiful detailing throughout. The gracious entry way begins with antique oak doors and an arched sidelight transom salvaged from a 200 year old estate in Connecticut. Marble tile in a classic pattern adorns the floor in cream and black. Decorative wrought iron railings curve up the formal staircase to the balcony above in traditional Mediterranean style.

The master bedroom suite was designed on the first floor so when the children are grown and living on their own, the parents can enjoy one floor living. The master bath is finished with marble and the custom-designed vanity has floor to ceiling cabinets. A decorative wave detail in the marble floor inlay centers the space.

The second floor suite with its Zen-like bath doubles as an artist studio and also serves as a private guestroom for visitors.

The expansive glass windows in the great room provide unrestricted views of the Atlantic Ocean and cast a natural light even on the cloudiest of days. Decorative wall treatments, including deep, slant-silled windows and arched niches, create dramatic shadow lines on the interior spaces. The custom-designed, locally-fabricated limestone fireplace is a warm focal point in this gathering space sized for family and friends.