JD Howell and Company

Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

The ICF foundation had some walls nearly 10 tall.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

A crane was brought in to stand the 20x28 high-posted cape timberfame.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Floor joists are set for the loft. Note the structural handrail.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Dry to the weather and ready to trim and shingle. All the windows and doors in the walkout basement are recycled.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

The completed south side of the house, showing the screen porch (at left) and roof deck.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Railings and decking are of locally harvested Eastern white cedar.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

The screen porch was built with reclaimed timbers from a barn in Georgetown.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Doors from the master bedroom lead out onto a roof deck. An old barn beam left over from the screen porch adds definition to the storage loft above.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

A granite-faced masonry heater (also known as a Finnish fireplace) radiates heat into the house over the course of many hours. On all but the coldest days, this is enough to heat the entire house.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Slate countertops and paint-grade cabinets are very cost-effective. A commercial stove adds industrial character to the kitchen.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

This staircase features stacked inset drawers (copied from a book on Japanese architecture); the treads are of long-lasting jatoba, a tropical hardwood.


Farnsworth Creek House Waldoboro, Me

Afternoon sunlight streams into the living room throughout the year, heating the thermal mass of the floor and stonework.