Maine Camp

Bridgton, Maine
2001
Photography: Brian Vanden Brink
Builder: Henry Banks
Whitten Architects project: Winkelman lead

Site Conditions
A 12 acre heavily wooded lakeside site with adjacent stream and private access.

Client Program
A refined, yet rustic camp including a main house, a guest house and a studio barn/garage.

Design Response
A grand camp compound with an original nucleus and highly site-specific additions emphasizing playfulness of scale, a contemporary attitude toward traditional materials, and many unique architectural features such as an oversized stone fireplace, a fully exposed, rough hewn structure, radiant stone flooring and innovatively detailed millwork. The exterior materials and interior spaces are a contemporary interpretation of the traditional camp vocabulary. The design and workmanship celebrates the skills of local craftsmen and is expressed by the stone chimney, stone floors, metal roofs, peeled logs, and rough sawn timbers, hand-planed boarding and built-in millwork.

2001 Winner Maine AIA Award of Excellence

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