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Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio

  • 01:00 - 20 October, 2011
Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio
Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio, © Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

© Kelly Bellis © Kelly Bellis © Kelly Bellis © Kelly Bellis +12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Corea, Maine, USA
  • Structural Engineer

    Albert Putnam, PE
  • Lighting Designer

    Peter Knuppel Lighting Design
  • Builder

    Kenneth Thibault
  • Area

    130.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The diagram of the house takes advantage of solar gain and views—fortuitously aligned—in each of the major spaces. Since the goal was to keep the house a concise 1400 square feet, the plan became long and thin: literally the dimensions of a mobile home. This allowed private suites at each end of the house, and an open living/dining/cooking space in the center. It is in this center space that blank, well-insulated north-facing walls give way to windows on both sides, creating a virtual pavilion at the core.

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

The house was lifted up to enhance the views to the harbor, to hover above a handsome granite outcropping close to the street, and to integrate with a previously installed septic system on the rear of the site.

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

Fairly standard construction techniques were employed to take advantage of the strengths of a local builder. A nearby commercial aluminum dock manufacturer fabricated the “folly” deck and frames for rolling vertical sunshades and fixed horizontal sunshades.

© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis

Valuing space and light over expensive finishes and fittings, a remarkably low cost-per-square foot was achieved. The result is a new addition to the village-scape, balancing a tension between familiar and provocative.

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© Kelly Bellis
© Kelly Bellis
Cite: "Corea Harbor House / Norelius Studio" 20 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/177233/corea-harbor-house-norelius-studio/>
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AllAboutDoor&Windows · March 30, 2012

When building a house this close to the ocean, there HAS to be a wall of windows for the view. This house has it: http://t.co/GouD2yDt

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