May 2018 eNews 
DM|A Newsletter
May 2018  (No. 69)
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DMA Statement

You may have heard about the unsettling situation with our advertising partners at Maine Home + Design. In response, DMA has pulled its advertising at MH+D to stand for a fair and equitable environment from our working partners. 

The only affect that we have as advertisers is our advertising dollars. We want to get behind a magazine that promotes Maine design and Maine people, not just on its front cover but behind the magazine, too. It is not lost on us that many people are involved with putting together a high-quality magazine and not all are responsible for the personal aggression and toxic environment that seems to exist at MH+D, but to affect change our only option is our advertising. 

If we see real, documented change in the MH+D we will gladly continue our advertising. DMA has heard from many people at the magazine, and they seem to be working very hard to gain back our trust. We look forward to seeing positive change.
The Koop

With just stunning views of Sloop Ledge (not far from Reid State Park), this small summer cottage is getting an extensive renovation and small addition. Much of the existing finish on the interior is being re-used to maintain its summer cottage feel. Construction by Chartier Building Remodeling.
Goose Ledge

Exterior painting is well underway at Goose Ledge in Harpswell. Cabinets have been installed and the countertops were just templated. Scheduled completion in a few weeks by Oceanside Builders.
Tao Yuan

The FRP arches and most of the polycarbonate panels have been completed at the Tao Yuan Green House. All of the windows have been installed, and siding is well underway. Much of the exterior work is scheduled for completion in a few weeks...and then on to the interior. Construction by PM Construction.


Finally, warmer weather has allowed the plastic covering to be removed at Dunvegan and exposed the stone work at the base of the stair tower. Designed to evoke a castle, some of the details are working out great. Wait until you see the gargoyle! Construction by Colt Kwiatkowsky.

Views from the Jobsite

In a popular neighborhood for DMA (our 7th project in this Yarmouth neighborhood), Rideout & Turner are adding a master bedroom suite, new mudroom and entry, and new screened porch to take advantage of this quaint back yard.
On the Drawing Board

The new owner of an interestingly detailed house in Phippsburg is considering an addition to compliment the strong-gabled elevation. We worked on a couple alternates to show the possibilities to the owner without getting into too much detail.

View from a recent job site meeting
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
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Bath, ME 04530
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