Winkelman Architecture

Little Diamond Island Boathouse

Little Diamond Island, Maine


Photography: Brian Vanden Brink

Whitten Architects Project: Winkelman Lead

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Site Conditions

An existing pier and boathouse workspace built in 1860 located on a island near downtown portland.

Client Program

An adaptive reuse of the existing shell into a three-season coastal residence which maintains the original character while incorporating an open informal great room, bedroom, bath and kitchen.

Design Response

A revised structure with the second floor partially removed and full length dormers added to provide more light and interior spatial relief, with contemporary touches through lighting and exposed structure.

1993 Maine AIA Award of Excellence