Wooden Home Blends in with Maine Landscape

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July 15, 2014
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  Architect Will Winkelman and landscape architect Todd Richardson collaborated with a client, JT Bullitt, to design a house that blends into its surroundings in Steuben, Maine. The green roof gives the impression that “the ground just jumped onto the roof,” Richardson says.  Photo by: Trent Bell

    Architect Will Winkelman and landscape architect Todd Richardson collaborated with a client, JT Bullitt, to design a house that blends into its surroundings in Steuben, Maine. The green roof gives the impression that “the ground just jumped onto the roof,” Richardson says.

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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  The exterior is clad in eastern hemlock. “It’s local, it’s native, and it’s actually got a good bit of resistance,” Winkelman says of the material, “and we could mill it to a unique dimension."  Photo by: Trent Bell

    The exterior is clad in eastern hemlock. “It’s local, it’s native, and it’s actually got a good bit of resistance,” Winkelman says of the material, “and we could mill it to a unique dimension."

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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  The living room is furnished with a Tolomeo Mega floor lamp by Artemide, a Milo Baughman Recliner 74, a Morsø 7648 wood stove, and a Hampton rug by Capel Rugs.  Photo by: Trent Bell

    The living room is furnished with a Tolomeo Mega floor lamp by Artemide, a Milo Baughman Recliner 74, a Morsø 7648 wood stove, and a Hampton rug by Capel Rugs.

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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  Cambrian black granite countertops were installed in the kitchen. “One of the favorite things I have to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, just because it’s such a delightful view out the window,” Bullitt says.  Photo by: Trent Bell

    Cambrian black granite countertops were installed in the kitchen. “One of the favorite things I have to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, just because it’s such a delightful view out the window,” Bullitt says.

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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  Angled beams are a fixture of the structure, both inside and out. The beams “are an expression of the design, so they’re reinforcing view lines,” Winkelman says, “but they’re also weaving together the different axes of the site."  Photo by: Trent Bell

    Angled beams are a fixture of the structure, both inside and out. The beams “are an expression of the design, so they’re reinforcing view lines,” Winkelman says, “but they’re also weaving together the different axes of the site."

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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  A verdant tundra that the architect dubbed the “courtyard” separates Bullitt’s house from his 900-square-foot studio. The space, which is planted with Bog Myrtle, bearberry, and other native plants, “reinforces...the dominance of the landscape over the building,” the architect says. “The end result was an exceedingly naturalized setting.”  Photo by: Trent Bell

    A verdant tundra that the architect dubbed the “courtyard” separates Bullitt’s house from his 900-square-foot studio. The space, which is planted with Bog Myrtle, bearberry, and other native plants, “reinforces...the dominance of the landscape over the building,” the architect says. “The end result was an exceedingly naturalized setting.”

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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  Bullitt Residence Floor Plan: A    Art StudioB    Sound StudioC    GarageD    BreezewayE    PantryF    KitchenG    Office-AlcoveH    MudroomI    Guest BathroomJ    Guest BedroomK    Meditation RoomL    Screened-in PorchM    Living-Dining RoomN    BarnO    Exercise LoftP    Master BathroomQ    Master Bedroom  Photo by: Trent Bell

    Bullitt Residence Floor Plan: 

    A    Art Studio

    B    Sound Studio

    C    Garage

    D    Breezeway

    E    Pantry

    F    Kitchen

    G    Office-Alcove

    H    Mudroom

    I    Guest Bathroom

    J    Guest Bedroom

    K    Meditation Room

    L    Screened-in Porch

    M    Living-Dining Room

    N    Barn

    O    Exercise Loft

    P    Master Bathroom

    Q    Master Bedroom

    Photo by: Trent Bell

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