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Exterior view of Cast Away house Project. Long grass with a woman walking towards the house with many windows and an exterior covered walk way spanning between the house

Cast On

Project Details

Design Team


Landscape Architect: Richardson & Associates

Build Team

Bowley Builders


Biddeford, Maine


Trent Bell



A balancing act.

A couple was looking for a coastal Maine getaway that would offer views and water access while not being overly intrusive in the landscape. The building site was a complex and fragile shorefront setting with environmental challenges. The outcome was a solid structure designed to maintain the sustainability and visibility of the surrounding dunes.

A commanding presence.

The substantial 4,500-square-foot home and guest house are built on driven piles. This protects the structures, conserves the dune, and creates a sense of floating in the home. The wood framing, steel beams, and classic red brick used for the building never overwhelm the landscape but are commanding enough to stand out. The path leading down to the beach intersects the aerial bridge connecting the home and guest house, and the steel of the walkway is left exposed to the elements.

A woman walking down a path away from the Cast On house. The path has long grass and the home is off in the distance
A woman standing on the deck outside
A woman walking along the outdoor covered path between two sections of the house
A woman standing on the lawn outside the home with the Cast On home
Outdoor porch on the Cast On house

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