Pound of Tea Island, Freeport Harbor, Maine

Designer: Kevin Moquin, AIA

This beautiful, energy efficient island home was once the location of an older structure that the homeowners had moved in order to create a fresh, contemporary ocean cottage.  (See video to discover how the old structure was moved.) The technical challenges of material handling and working through harsh winter months to build an 850′ square foot luxury home, while allowing 30% volume expansion of the original structure, definitely put our design and build team to the test. The end result shows the quality and hard work of our devoted architect, and our project management and build team.  The home features:

  • Alternative, high-tech systems for water and sewage
  • Energy efficient build
  • Air sourced heat pump for heating and cooling
  • Desalination system with 1000 gallon fresh water storage
  • Locally sourced Maine white cedar siding and trim
  • Stainless steel cable and mahogany railings with lighting
  • Custom outdoor lighting designed to code, minimizes interference with boat navigation
  • Underwater electrical cable that brings utilities from nearby peninsula
  • Custom teak and maple kitchen fixtures by Freeport Woodworking
  • Custom bunkbeds by Freeport Woodworking
  • High-end nautical fixtures throughout
  • Caesar stone island countertop
  • Wood interior with nickel gap poplar to allow expansion/contraction

Above: Existing cottage was removed by crane and barge and donated to Winslow Park in Freeport.