O'Neill Residence

Seal Harbor, Maine

The original buildings on this site were designed and built by Wallace K. Harrison, a world-renowned architect.

The first phase of the project was demolition of two existing buildings, and salvaging siding materials to be reused in the construction of a new garage. The garage was designed to imitate the original building design. Reusing the original board and batten siding required skilled craftsmen to create a fresh look from used materials

The extensive sitework necessary to prepare for the construction of the garage, main house and camp on a lot with shore frontage required special attention to shoreland zoning requirements and federal, state and local building codes. Other challenges were the owner’s wish to maintain existing mature trees, ferns, mosses and other natural life on site.

Phase three of the project was the construction of the main house and the camp. These buildings were completed with a summer break in construction for convenience of the owners.  Interior custom cabinetry including kitchen cupboards and an entertainment center were created in our own woodworking shop.

Architect:  Roc Caivano