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Harbor Point

Project Details

Design Team

Woodhull: Caleb Johnson, David Duncan Morris, Jason Colpitts

Build Team

Woodhull: Leon Genre, Tony Pierce, Nate Blake, Butch Mockler, Peter Floeckher, Dana Cinq-Mars, Andrew Gibson

Millwork Team

Woodhull: Scott Stuart, Dave Kelsh, Nicky Sontag, Jon Miller


Harbor Island, Phippsburg, Maine


Trent Bell



Immersed in the island.

From the moment you step off the boat from the mainland, you’re in an untamed space, immediately immersed in the island and all its wild beauty.

Respect for incredible beauty.

The island offers views and extreme privacy at the northern reach of Casco Bay. The breezes are pleasant and cool on peaceful days, but those same winds can become torrents that batter the coast and its dwellings. It is not to be conquered or contained but must be appreciated with deference. We began this project with that realization, and the following decisions reinforced our desire to respect this place of incredible beauty.

Wild simplicity.

The architecture is simple in form to contrast with the wildness of the site. The building geometry is radial, addresses the panoramic views, and mimics the striated formations of the craggy ledge it sits atop. Concrete piers allow the building to float above the ground to preserve much of the existing landscape while protecting the home in the event of high water.

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