RUPERT HOUSE | FRIENDSHIP, ME
This house was a significant expansion of a small cottage that had stood on the property since the early 1900s. The site is typical of the Maine coast, with its rocky serpentine shoreline, tall pines, and water vista dotted with small offshore islands. The house has many practical features of New England common sense design efficiency, yet retains a charming and intimate character with comfortable accomodations for ten.
A broad porch along the enitre west side offers protected lounge spaces facing the water with the portion in front of the kitchen screened for bug-free al fresco dining. The house has always been painted red, and the color was retained to preserve its place in local history. The entire project was completed in 1991 for under $80000.