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Reiter Architecture & Design

Cape Elizabeth Wetlands House

Sited high above surrounding wetlands, the new owners of this house purchased it primarily because of the site. Therefore, the primary goal of this renovation was to transform the gloomy, chopped-up interior to become bigger spaces that would - above all - provide views of the spectacular nature outside. An awkward kitchen addition was replaced by a new addition for the kitchen, with high ceiling heights and panoramic views -- with a new roof deck above that feels like a private viewing platform. A new entrance was provided from the driveway, with a complete reorganization of all of the first floor rooms, again deleting small awkward rooms and opening up all spaces with large windows focused on the magnificent views. A new screen porch off the kitchen allows bug-free dining and nighttime enjoyment of the wetlands nearby.