October 2019 eNews 
DMA Newsletter
October 2019  (No. 86)
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Round Pond Crossing

Due to shoreland restrictions, adding bedrooms was not allowed above Round Pond Crossing cottage. DMA turned this challenge into an opportunity to create an easier and safer access to the main house by bridging the new bedroom wing with an entrance connection over the steep grade of the site.The original form of this mid-century modern house still remains, and some aspects of the architectural period are reminiscent in the renovation and addition, but with a contemporary flair. Construction by Chapman Construction. We will take new photos next year when the landscape settles in.
Live Cafe

DMA designed a heath food cafe, Live Cafe, to replace an existing fabric store at the Village Marketplace, a multi-use retail center, in Kennebunk. The second floor was renovated to provide co-working space, exercise and yoga studios.  The first floor was gutted to accommodate new utilities and finishes. The new polished concrete floor and glass garage door opening to the new patio highlight cafe. Construction by John Golembiewski.
Livable Little House

The Livable Little House was limited by code requirements to be no larger than 750 sf. Within that small footprint, the owner wanted to maximize her book storage, include wall space for artwork, and create a cozy single-floor living space with simple and clean lines, generous shower and easily accessible storage for aging in place. Construction by Patrick McAllister.

The Board of AIA Maine nominated David to be its representative on the Technical Building Codes and Standards Board. This board is l ocated within the Department of Public Safety and is established to adopt, amend and maintain the Maine Uniform Building and Energy Code (MUBEC). Maine has recently adopted the International Building Codes. In addition to the MUBEC  board, David is also part of a Technical Assistance Group (TAG) to develop an energy stretch code that will allow communities to adopt additional energy codes if they wish.
The Producers

Studio Theatre of Bath  presents The Producers!

This hilarious musical comedy written by Mel Brooks opens Thursday, October 10th and will run Thursday - Sunday October 10-13 and 17-20 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center in downtown Bath.  Tickets are available  here .

Leave the kiddos at home, but come ready to laugh your tuckus off!  ( Read the full  press release for more details.)

Views from the Job Site

Removing a loft and opening up the gable end of the house, resulted in spectacular views of Merepoint Bay. The interior will get a contemporary face lift. Much of the house will remain untouched, but this new great room will completely change the aesthetic of this small house. Construction by Senecal Construction Services.

Great Room, Round the Pond
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Cathy Matero
David Matero Architecture
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Bath, ME 04530
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