Thanks to top-notch insulation that trumps that of the farmhouse next to it it is the tiny outbuilding that becomes the winter refuge for the family members still on the island while a while color palette natural light and an organized floor plan give the space a cheerful and uncluttered appeal. An open plan living kitchen and dining lead the way towards the reclusive and serene bedroom with ocean views.
A contemporary bridge connects the two buildings and the space between them along with the surrounding landscape acts as the outdoor relaxation zone. It is not just polished modern finishes glass and concrete that hold sway here as stone walls and plush décor bring additional visual contrast.
Sitting next to an old farmhouse this small contemporary structure in Maine accomplishes this by using vernacular architectural features and a wonderful balance of elements.
It is a symbiotic relationship between architecture and nature; one complements the other and does so in an organic fashion. A lovely walkway through the large garden adds another layer of charm with the living area flowing into the deck and pool space.
On the lower level a neutral color scheme metallic accents a smart staircase connecting it to the bedrooms above and a rejuvenated kitchen and dining area set the mood. Opening up into the lovely backyard the breezy indoor-outdoor interplay of the Brunswick House puts a smile on your face.
Simplicity and minimalism ensure that the home feels uncluttered and organized. Traditional elements of vernacular design are carefully combined with new-age ergonomics to give the homeowners a functional and serene escape.
Timber panes posts and finishes lend warmth while creating a fluid and adaptable living environment. Unabated views of the park outside are balanced with necessary privacy even as a splendid yard and relaxing pool complete the residence.
Instead of polishing the rough and imperfect finishes of concrete the homeowners wanted to leave the little ‘imperfections’ intact. Next to the concrete surfaces is natural hardwood; a surface that brings warmth and elegance to the façade and the interior.