A midcoast residence defined by clean lines and connectivity with its setting.
Three Flag’s design was rooted in a love for hosting family and friends. The entire first floor embodies an openness and flow that makes it easy to entertain, while ample porch space offers the opportunity to enjoy summer in Maine at its finest. The central great room opens to a 100-foot porch, effortlessly embracing indoor-outdoor connectivity. Clever design details such as a pass-through window in the kitchen allows food and drinks to easily be relayed to the first-floor screened porch, featuring outdoor dining, and living areas along with a wood-burning fireplace. Overhead infrared heaters and motorized retractable weather screens enable the space to be used during the cooler seasons.
The connectivity to its surrounding continues throughout. One of the home’s most unique features is a green roof located directly outside the primary suite. A sleek folding NanaWall opens from the primary bedroom to a screened porch with the green roof just beyond. Although it is located on the second floor, the space feels at one with nature with the beautiful rooftop vegetation close by. The perfect perch for a morning coffee or evening cocktail, the screened porch offers unobstructed views of vegetation and the sea beyond.
Even though the design is marked by its simplicity, many of the most noticeable features required thoughtful engineering techniques to appear effortless. The striking sculptural staircase is a focal point upon entry, with its exquisite helical white oak handrails that run continuously between floors. Pulling this off required creative design techniques, including mixing in slightly thicker candlepin balusters throughout. Upstairs, in the primary bathroom, the precast concrete tub weighs 1,600 pounds when filled and required extra support from laminated veneer lumber beams to keep it from falling through to the first floor.
Interior finishes, led by Knickerbocker Group encompass a mix of materials, including walnut and hand-edge metal kitchen cabinets crafted by local artisan Greg Zoulamis, along with oak floors and accents of steel in the home bar as well as the front doors. For the interior furnishings, Annie K Designs and James Light Interiors partnered together on the design. To align with the home’s serene feel, a warm, neutral palette was used throughout. Tiny pops of pattern, such as Piero Fornasetti’s whimsical piscine “Acquario” wallpaper in the powder room, bold striped outdoor cushions and botanical patterned pillows in the primary suite, offer a tasteful accent to the overall aesthetic.