Maine architecture is conservative. Tradition runs deep in this state and Goose Rocks Beach is no exception. In fact, both before and after the pavilion was completed, the town attempted to amend the building code to outlaw “flat-roofed” buildings.
– Architect Carol A. Wilson interviewed by John Hill
Change is good. Witness the building of this contemporary beach pavilion in traditional Kennebunkport, Maine, featured by American-Architects.com as a Building of the Week. There was some pushback from the local community and significant restrictions typical for a waterfront property but client and architect Carol A. Wilson persevered to produce this little beauty.
- Read the full interview at American-Architects.com.
- See the full image gallery from the architect at carolwilsonarchitect.com.
Although billed as a ‘pavilion’, this is really a complete vacation home with principal bedroom, bunk room and kitchen. For a possible return trip, the architect has a further commission to design the new primary residence for the same clients on the abutting site to the west of the pavilion.
Beach Pavilion by Carol A. Wilson Architect
Mapped By Architourist.ca
Bing Maps Gallery
Bing’s Bird’s Eye finds the beach pavilion in its prior incarnation.
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