Cumberland Foreside, Maine
6,000 s.f.
Restoration and remodeling

Oak Bank Before
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Oak Bank After
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Oak Bank Exterior Detail
Exterior Detail
Oak Bank Before
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Oak Bank After
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Oak Bank Interior Detail
Great Room Detail
Oak Bank Before
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Oak Bank after
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Oak Bank Stairs Detail
Great Room Detail
Oak Bank Before
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Oak Bank After
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Oak Bank Kitchen Detail
Kitchen Detail
Oak Bank Before
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Oak Bank After
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Oak Bank
Bathroom Detail
Oak Bank was built in 1900 as a summer home overlooking Casco Bay and its islands. Designed by architect John Calvin Stevens, the spacious, open interior spaces were warmed by birds-eye maple trim and four fireplaces. Large double-hung windows looked over a rolling lawn to the water. Over the years, as it became a house used year round, central heating was added and interior walls and doors were constructed to control the loss of heat. Picture windows replaced large double-hung windows. The sense of spaciousness was diminished and some of the charm was lost.

Restoration included replacing the picture windows with double-hung windows. Walls which had been added enclosing the foyer and the stair were removed. A rail at the side of the stair was replaced with a replica of the original. French doors, which had been added to close off the living room and the dining room, were removed. Windows removed from the stairwell were replaced. Painted wood was stripped and refinished; varnished wood was cleaned and refinished. The kitchen was remodeled and a porch was added across the water side of the house. All work was done in keeping with the original design of the house.

Contractor: Sunrise Builders
Engineer: Swift Engineering

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