Bow House


Bow House, a two-story wood framed house, sits on a granite bluff that overlooks Casco Bay with exceptional views to the north, east, and south. A narrow drive through meadow grasses brings you to a covered entryway that provides a glimpse of the ocean.

On the ocean side, the broad overhanging roof cantilevers 16’ over the curving wall of the living spaces and bedrooms, providing protection from the elements. Inside the house, the spaces flow together smoothly. The living room, library, and master bedroom open onto the bluestone terrace on the east, with broad views to the ocean. The dining room and kitchen open onto the bluestone terrace on the west, with intimate views to the garden and meadow. The living room and library feature a dramatic curving glass wall, opening the interior space to the expansiveness of the ocean view. The second floor includes three guest rooms, each with its own bathroom and sitting area. Interior finishes, including wide board maple floors, maple paneling, round mahogany columns and trim details, and beaded fir ceilings were carefully designed to give the house the feel of a classic Maine cottage, while still retaining the drama and flow of modern interior space.


Client  |  Private

Location  |  Southern Maine Oceanfront

Photographer  |  Brian Vanden Brink