Designing and Building

When we hired Matthew Ahlberg as our full time, in house architect we were optimistic that there was a large need for a one-stop-shop for design and build projects. We've been overwhelmed with the interest and we are incredibly excited about the projects coming our way. Among them, the Strout Residence. A modern take on a farmhouse, this 2200sq ft home sits on an elevated parcel on Shore Road in Cape Elizabeth. The Strouts are longtime Cape Elizabeth residents with strong roots in the area. After they lived in Vermont for careers, they knew they wanted to come home to Cape so their two young sons could experience similar childhoods as their own, filled with family and the closeness of a small town. And you can't get much closer than building your forever home right next to the kid's grandparents. Built-in babysitters weren't part of our package.

The modern home has 3 large bedrooms with a spacious room above the garage that will be finished as a master suite as this young family grows. The home features a first floor open floor plan with a large kitchen and living area great for entertaining or just feeding your toddlers roughly 13 meals a day. Matthew wanted to take full advantage of the scenic wooded lot which has seasonal peaks of the ocean so he designed several outdoor porches and decks where the family can comfortably be outside and enjoy their surroundings. 

Its always an exciting process to collaborate with clients and its always enjoyable when the clients have a strong vision, passion and aesthetic, as the Strouts certainly do. Their excitement about the process is contagious and really, what's more exciting than seeing your dream home come to life?


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