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The Birdhouse

Scarborough, Maine
Date 2015
Size 2,400 SF
  • AIA Rhode Island Merit Award for Adaptive Reuse/Renovation, 2017
  • NAHB Best in American Living Award, Best Single-Family Custom Home: 1,501-2,500 SF, 2017

Nicknamed “The Birdhouse” due to its narrow, three-story design, this project was an extensive renovation of an existing single-story house. Located in the scenic Prouts Neck area of Scarborough, Maine, the renovation had to adhere to strict zoning requirements. The solution was a vertical addition that gives the owners an extra two floors and the house its distinctive character. The finishes and fixtures selected by the homeowner give the interior a unique and elegant personal touch.

Exterior view of third floor
View of back outdoor living space
Exterior of the Birdhouse and the outdoor terrace.
View of the outdoor terrace
Above: Sea breezes from the balcony and the steep roof give this third-floor space a lofty feel. Top Right: View of kitchen and waterfall island. Bottom Right: Stairs up to the third-floor loft.
Living room with masonry fireplace flanked by glass doors leading out to the yard and pool.