Penobscot Bay Farmhouse Reimagined – October Issue of Down East Magazine

Features Priestley + Associates Architecture “House Tour”

We could not be more excited about the October issue of Down East Magazine. This month, the magazine takes readers on a tour of a Priestley + Associates Architecture home on West Penobscot Bay in Owl’s Head to show how we reimagined the concept of the modern addition for Susan Deutsch and Carlisle Towery’s 19th-century farmhouse in an extraordinary expansion project. The Down East “House Tour,” part of their Maine Home feature, takes readers through each of the homes’ new rooms, highlighting the bold vision by John Priestley who united the addition and the existing structure. He did so with a “stylistically dissimilar” wing that creates a transitional space that is utterly contemporary while connecting to the house’s traditional history.

The room-by-room visual tour illustrations how Priestley + Associates takes advantage of the expansive views and natural light, integrates deftly chosen materials, from the Eastern white cedar siding to the cherry cabinets, and creates an elegant, modern space for this Maine farmhouse. Readers can explore the striking art gallery, foodie-approved kitchen, dining room, office, and deck that serve to reimagine an expansion to a traditional New England-style structure that is both alive within history and transformed by the present. Deutsch’s comment has us brimming with pride: “ ‘I look around this house,’ says Susan, ‘and wonder if this is what heaven will be like.’ ” Read more