The Knox Cabin in Maine
877 Belfast Road | Knox, ME | $495,000
Designed by Eric Nation of Workshop + Gallery, Knox Cabin is a 1100 square foot 2 bedroom, 1 bath home that can function as either a vacation home, Air B&B or a full time residence. The single story modernist design is sited to sit respectfully in its 7 acre rural environment on the back side of Frye Mountain.
The linear structure is tucked into the hillside to provide shelter from the cold Maine Nor'easters and noise from the road. The linear organization of the floor plan allows each room to have unobstructed views over a small meadow flanked by mature forrest. The Living Room and Master Bedroom open out onto a gravel terrace that sits above the meadow below. The covered entry porch opens into the living room and open plan kitchen anchored by a centrally located Morso wood stove.
Clerestory windows along the North wall allow soft natural light to bathe the living spaces reducing the need for artificial lighting. Interior finishes reflect the minimalist aesthetic, with a rough sawn pine ceiling contrasting the concrete floors and white walls in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms. Building materials were chosen for both tactile and aesthetic value, but also durability and ease of maintenance. The dark granite countertop of the kitchen island is wrapped by a massive hemlock counter that provides seating for dining, entertaining or a work space. This residence is tranquil and inspiring. It can be an escape from your complicated world or simply an elegant oasis.
Features: High performance Hardipanel rain screen building envelope, metal roofing, Andersen windows and sliding patio doors, LED lighting, custom cabinetry throughout, mini split heating and cooling system, Energy Recovery Ventilation System, high efficiency Morso wood stove, heated tile floor in bathroom, Wifi controlled whole house back-up generator, water heater, and heat pumps. Fiber Optic high speed internet, passive solar design with high efficiency insulation, outdoor entertaining area with fire pit and built-in seating. This home provides quiet solitude surrounded by privacy and year round natural beauty.