Located on the eastern side of Grand Manan, a small Canadian island off the coast of Maine, this house is inspired by the shingled smokehouses that were once fairly pervasive, a remnant of the region's fishing heritage. To take advantage of the rocky shoreline and ocean vista, the house was bent around a point in space to provide water views to all rooms. This culminates at the south gable end with the living room stacked below the owner's bedroom. There the sea is present on two sides, and the permeability of the house to both the salt air and ocean view fosters the impression of a screen porch on the water.

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Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. South end (living room, master bedroom) of the building on a typical foggy day Photo  of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

South end (living room, master bedroom) of the building on a typical foggy day

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. South end - living room below owner's bedroom Photo 2 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

South end - living room below owner's bedroom

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. Dining room porch; north facade Photo 3 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Dining room porch; north facade

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. West face (dining room, guest bedroom) Photo 4 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

West face (dining room, guest bedroom)

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. Faceted southwest facade from the shore Photo 5 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Faceted southwest facade from the shore

Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Trees, and Boulders. View from the shore Photo 6 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

View from the shore

Modern home with Exterior, House Building Type, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. Western facade from the garden Photo 7 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Western facade from the garden

Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Table Lighting, Limestone Floor, Console Tables, Media Cabinet, and Lamps. Sitting room directly off the entry with view beyond Photo 8 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Sitting room directly off the entry with view beyond

Modern home with Dining Room, Chair, Table, Ceiling Lighting, Limestone Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Dining room Photo 9 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Dining room

Modern home with Hallway and Limestone Floor. Southwest hall, from kitchen looking towards the living room Photo 10 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Southwest hall, from kitchen looking towards the living room

Modern home with Kitchen, Granite Counter, Colorful Cabinet, Limestone Floor, Recessed Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, Refrigerator, Wall Oven, Pendant Lighting, Cooktops, Range Hood, Dishwasher, and Undermount Sink. Kitchen, looking towards the dining room Photo 11 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Kitchen, looking towards the dining room

Modern home with Living Room, Coffee Tables, Sofa, Chair, Lamps, Ceiling Lighting, Floor Lighting, Table Lighting, Table, Limestone Floor, and Wood Burning Fireplace. Living room from the south Photo 12 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Living room from the south

Modern home with Bath Room, Granite Counter, Limestone Floor, Vessel Sink, Open Shower, Wall Lighting, Ceiling Lighting, and Two Piece Toilet. Powder room Photo 13 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Powder room

Modern home with Bedroom, Bed, Dresser, Ceiling Lighting, Table Lighting, and Light Hardwood Floor. View from the owner's bedroom Photo 14 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

View from the owner's bedroom

Modern home with Outdoor, Garden, Hardscapes, Gardens, Flowers, Boulders, Stone Fences, Wall, and Landscape Lighting. Garden view in the fog Photo 15 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Garden view in the fog

Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. Southwest faceted facade from garden Photo 16 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

Southwest faceted facade from garden

Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, House Building Type, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. West facade (dining room, guest bedroom) at night Photo 17 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

West facade (dining room, guest bedroom) at night

Modern home with Exterior, Shingles Roof Material, Wood Siding Material, and Gable RoofLine. One of the local smokehouses, which served as inspiration for the house's massing Photo 18 of Deep Cove HouseView Photos

One of the local smokehouses, which served as inspiration for the house's massing

Landscape Design
  • Cara Greenlaw
Builder
  • Sam Greenlaw
Photographer
  • Shoshannah White and Tonee Harbert
Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern