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At Island Cottage we provide you with a state-of-the-art solution for your challenging building site. We share in your vision -- to inhabit an aesthetically pleasing, energy-efficient, four-season cottage that enhances the beauty of the site it occupies. We combine over 25 years of building experience and technical knowledge with our commitment to keep Maine’s coast, islands, and lakes “green.”
Our goal at Island Cottage is to provide a solution to the many challenges presented by remote or water-access-only locations -- particularly Maine’s coastal islands. However, we have found that our customers have a surprisingly diverse range of sites. While many are located on islands, others inhabit the mainland, or are on rivers, lakes, or ponds deep in the Maine woods. Some even reside in accessible subdivisions! Our cottages are superbly suited for all of these locations. The quality construction, aesthetic appeal, and unique fabrication process of our Island Cottages make them a practical, energy-efficient, low-maintenance building solution for second homes, retirement homes, or year-round primary residences wherever your site may be.
Though the size of our Island Cottage is standard -- 24’ x 33’ -- providing 1300 to 1500 sq. ft. of living space. We can also increase the length of your Cottage. Far beyond standard is the variety of interior floor plans available to customize your cottage. Specifying the quantity and location of windows and doors in any exterior framed openings enables you to take advantage of your site’s unique views. At Island Cottage, we work with you to personalize a floor plan that meets your family’s individual requirements for the number of rooms, their locations, and their functions.
From the structural grace of the Post and Beam frame to the warmth of the native pine tongue-and-groove interior wall paneling and flooring, our cottages exhibit an elegant simplicity that we feel is unique in the building industry. We build, deliver, and install a fully appointed cottage package, from the Eastern white cedar exterior shingles to the finished interior, including plumbing, electrical, partitions, doors, closets, stairs, cabinets, fixtures, etc. To ensure that the quality of our product remains at the highest level, we limit the number of cottages on our production calendar, building them year-round in our shop with installations scheduled from early spring through late fall -- weather permitting.
We invite you to view all the pages of this website to learn more about our innovative Island Cottages!