Winkelman Architecture

Rhapsody Cottage

Peaks Island, Maine

Project Team: Eric Sokol, Will Winkelman

Structural Engineer: Albert Putnam, P.E.

Builder: Trademark Design/Build, Ben Trout

Photography: Trent Bell

A rebuild of an island classic

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The original Rhapsody Cottage was a classic, turn-of-the-century year-round Peaks Island home that tragically burned to the ground in the spring of 2011.  

The reborn Rhapsody Cottage was completed in the summer of 2012.  The intent of the owners was for the rebuild to reflect the spirit and charm of the original cottage, but to have an entirely reconfigured floor plan.  An essential component of the design was creating an outdoor porch/deck space that is an extension of the living/dining /kitchen area.  The addition of a 3rd floor attic/eyrie space was also included.

This work was done in a cost-effective way using a simple form.  The exterior is composed of pre-stained cedar shingles, wood windows and trim and an asphalt shingle roof.  The interior package uses a combination of drywall and bead board, stock cabinets and built-ins, hardwood flooring and a manufactured wood burning fireplace with metalbestos flue.  Features include propane fired radiant in-floor heat and subway tiled baths with glass shower enclosures.