Context:  This young couple wanted to build a home on the family farm that would feel like it had always belonged there, but had all the modern conveniences of a new home.  With sweeping views from on top of the hill out over the wild Maine landscape and down to the lake, the property was ideally situated to locate a home, tucked along the tree line, looking out over the farm fields and lake below.

Conclusion:  This new “farmhouse” boasts 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms and 2000 square feet of living space.  It has separate living room, dining room, kitchen, library, and office to take advantage of the traditional farmhouse style.  The breezeway has an airlock, common in cold climates, to reduce draft and air infiltration when entering the home.  A wide farmers porch sweeps across the front, while a large deck is nestled in the rear taking advantage of the private tree line behind.  Every window was carefully placed to take full advantage of the view in all direction.  A large 8 foot wide triple window located high on the wall above the bed in the master has sweeping views of the forest and lake below.

Energy Efficiency:  Concerned about New England’s dependency on fossile fuel, these energy conscious homeowners decided to install a pellet boiler to provide heat to their home.  Pellets, common in Maine, are a great renewable resource that is local, as well as, viable.

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