The recent fall issue of Maine Homes by Downeast featured the modern barn house, Otter Way
. The owners loved the location of a lot, but covenants mandated "traditional" style architecture. DMA countered with a soaring barn-inspired, simple aesthetic that passed the "tradition" test, but satisfied the owner's desire for a contemporary, and personal, approach to the architecture and design features.
The vertical-grain Cambia further emphasizes the rustic barn feature from the exterior, while the large, south-facing windows bring in abundant daylight to the interior and help to highlight the floating, cantilevered staircase in the living room.
Other unique features include a bar, connected to the future brewery in the basement, hidden behind barn doors and a comfortable seating and socialize area directly off the kitchen.