previous
  • Remodeling Articles
    Remodeling Articles
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Radiant Heat Comparison
    Radiant Heat Comparison
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • Ultimate Deck Build 2015
    Ultimate Deck Build 2015
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
    Video Series: Tile a Bathroom
  • Video: Install a Fence
    Video: Install a Fence
  • Design Inspiration
    Design Inspiration
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
next
Pin It

Built to Blend In

Overlooking Maine’s rocky coastline, this summer getaway follows the site’s contours and takes on the color of the forest

Architect Roc Caivano's clients charged him with designing a new summer house that would preserve as much of the existing landscape as possible—no mean feat, considering the steep site was mostly granite, populated by spruce trees, and hard against a road on the uphill side. The solution involved an 11° bend in the plan (taking advantage of the stunning ocean views) and cedar trellises as siding. Once the clematis and hydrangea mature, the house will look as if it has been there forever.

Built to Blend In
Plus get a free gift
Become a Fine Homebuilding Member. Start your free trial now