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Houses of Maine
Elliott + Elliott Architecture
Matthew Elliott, Elizabeth Elliott

ISBN 9781616891220
Publication date 05/21/2013
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm), Hardcover
176 pages, 200 color illustrations, 20 b/w illustrations
Rights: World; ( 2,606 .0)

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There have been many influences for us over the years but the defining factor in our firm's work is that we practice architecture in Maine, amidst extraordinary and ordinary beauty. Although it has become something of a cliche for architects to say they pay close attention to a building's site and surroundings, for Elliott + Elliott Architecture, residing, working, and building along Maine's rugged coast has translated not only into refreshing architectural forms whose roots in tradition are clear, but also into collaborative processes with local builders and artisans, in the spirit of the shipbuilders and craftsmen of the state's history.

Houses of Maine offers an in-depth look at six houses, from the celebrated House on Casco Bay (a modern update to a nineteenth-century Cape Cod) to Pond House (a Mount Desert Island summer cottage inspired by local fishing shacks). It's proof that in the right hands, the rough-around-the-edges individualism and often harsh natural environment for which this coast is known allow for a balanced, serene, and vernacular architecture whose links with the past create nothing less than a confidently optimistic preview of the region's architectural future.


Editorial Reviews

Interior Design:
"This deliciously quiet book is the first on the husband-wife firm.... All six [featured homes] achieve dignity, simplicity, and authenticity."

The Daily Beast:
"Few locales conjur up more summer fantasies than idyllic Maine. In Houses of Maine, the Pine Tree State takes the spotlight in a tour of some of the gorgeous homes that dot the coast from Cape Cod to Mount Desert Island."

Metropolis blog:
"Stunning... An extraordinary monograph."

New England Home:

Boston Magazine:
"A love letter to coastal Maine."

New England Home:
"We have featured more than one Ellott+Elliott house over the years and inducted Matt and Libby into the New England Design Hall of Fame in 2011and even a cursory glance through their new book makes it clear why the firm is one of New England's regional treasures."

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