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Salmon Ledge Cottage

This home, situated as part of a family compound, was purchased with an existing home on site and permits for a rebuild already in place. We worked within their permitting requirements to design and build a cottage that would be a gathering place for family for years to come.

This project was featured in Maine Home + Design.

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Design+Build Love Story

The owner of this home reached out to us about a Design+Build project after seeing our work on Instagram. We completed the entire design+build process remotely, communicating with the homeowner daily through emails, phone calls, and text updates. We finally met the homeowner in person on their move-in day!

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Cottage living

Permit requirements dictated that we build within the small footprint of the existing home on the property, so we needed to maximize space. We used sheetrock in a light, warm paint tone to keep the cottage feeling airy, while an unpainted light wood trim and ceiling kept the Rangeley feel. Dormers on the second floor provide natural light while making the home feel more open.

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Thoughtful details

Details matter to our team. One of our carpenters hand-selected a trim piece for the entryway closet, showcasing the wood’s natural beauty. To make the most of the cottage’s small space, we added recessed shelving underneath the stairs for storage or decor. On the lake-front porch, the use of cable rails instead of traditional wood balusters allows for an unobscured lake view.

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Through teamwork and technology, we built this cottage in sub-zero winter temperatures. We used Techno Metal Posts rather than a poured foundation, enabling us to break ground in the snow. Our strategic framing process allowed us to build in frigid lake winds. And to keep the house weather-resistant and low-maintenance without sacrificing beauty, we used LP Smart Side Siding instead of wood.

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