Located on the edge of a steep embankment that drops down to Blue Hill Bay of Surry (a small town in Hancock County, Maine, United States) the House over the Water is a kayaker’s dream. The unique home engages the water both visually and physically.
A series of piers pinned to the ledge beneath the beach anchor the house to the fragile terrain and raise it above the ground, protecting it from floods. The large main living area inside has its roof placed to the south, letting daylight in while providing passive ventilation.
Various skylights, large doors, and windows at the floor level also afford for natural air conditioning, while floor to ceiling glass throughout frames panoramic views of the bay. Stone steps connect the terrace below with the beach and into the water at high tide, providing easy immersion into the sea.Learn More From Elliott + Elliott Architecture