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Navis Cafe Parklet
DMA designed a sweet-looking parklet for the Navis Cafe in Portland. Outdoor seating will be at a premium this summer, and with views of the harbor this should be a popular spot. Kennebec Marine Services built this in their shop and assembled on site in half a day, just in time for lunch.
Careful Craftsman has been sited and sitework has begun on this craftsman inspired energy efficient home. During design the energy analysis by BuildingWorks allowed the design team and owner to choose the most appropriate insulation and energy system custom-designed for this house. Construction by Robert Leavitt, Builder.
Once the triple-glazed windows and large sliding doors were installed at Clifden, the envelope was complete. The first blower door test came in at an impressive .85 ACH 50! The client visited the site for the first time in months and very excited about the progress. Interior design by Jeanne Handy Designs, construction by Oceanside Builders.
The newly installed interior wood ceiling looks great at Cliff Cottage. Designed to mimic the existing summer cottage, many of the features of this new addition are designed to tie the architecture together. Flooring will be installed this week. Construction by Chartier Building and Remodeling.
On the Drawing Board
On the drawing board is a lovely right-sized, modern and energy efficient home overlooking the Kennebec River. An above-ground boardwalk connects the garage, guest house and one-bedroom main house. Construction is scheduled for this fall by Chartier Building and Remodeling.
Centre Street Arts Gallery
Centre Street Arts Gallery has a new artist, Kat Mead-von Huene. Kat works in watercolor, oils, acrylics and graphite and draws inspiration from the human, natural and constructed worlds to paint marine life and other images from nature. “I never know in advance how a piece will unfold,” says Kat, “so each creation is allowed to have its own life and style.” You can see Kat's art at Centre Street Arts Gallery starting May 1.
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