Rescued from the tide, a former general store in rural Maine is reborn as a modern summer cottage. Where Harbor Cottage is set—right against the bay in Martinsville, Maine—the high tide literally laps at the porch, which also caused the basement to flood. Fiona staved off the tide with some initial improvements. But when it came time for a total interior overhaul, she and her husband, Tony, called on architect Sheila Narusawa to set things right.
Rescued from the tide, a former general store in rural Maine is reborn as a modern summer cottage. All construction at Harbor Cottage was carried out by Harbor Builders. For rental information, go to Habor Cottage Maine. by architect Sheila Narusawa (a member of the Remodelista Architect and Designer Directory)
A Cottage Reborn in Rural Maine Remodelista - contemporary composition - colorful art adds warmth
Rather than using standard cabinetry, consider creating a sink vanity out of an antique dresser. A cabinetmaker can cut a hole in the top of the dresser to fit a drop-in sink. Coat the remaining wooden surface with polyurethane to protect it from water and moisture. If space permits, you can incorporate a matching chest of drawers for storage