Artistic Sanctuary

Blue Hill, Maine

This country cottage was designed with a vintage cottage feel to house the owner’s extensive antique and decorative arts collection. The reclaimed Southern yellow pine flooring was chosen to evoke an earlier time. It’s a less formal look and the grain is similar to the rich Douglas fir kitchen island/cabinets and board walls and beams that ensconce the living room and the attached grand piano alcove. Many of the choices, traditional detailing and fixtures, including toe-kicks, moldings, and the range recess, create an appropriately historic atmosphere. A garage, carriage house, and extensive gardens complete this year-round sustainable estate.

Photography © Kevin O’Connell & Staff