Residential Design

Vol. 3, 2017

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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D AB Fantasia Residence SEBAGO LAKE, MAINE ECK/MACNEELY ARCHITECTS Who better to design your house on a gor- geous piece of property than an architect who's also a landscape painter? Jeremiah Eck, FAIA, of Eck/MacNeely Architects, is that and more. He's also the author of a number of books about residential architecture, including one that gives us the name for this Design Lab feature and the overall theme for this issue: House in the Landscape. Although his practice is in Boston, Jeremiah knows Maine intimately, having spent many interludes painting its scenery en plein air. His painting is representation- al but through an interpretative filter. It captures a moment in the present already beginning to fade to the past. Similarly, his architecture blends traditional evocations and modern influences—the present and the past floating along a fluid continuum. For this house on a 5-mile-long peninsula joining Sebago Lake, Jeremiah's mental image was that of old Maine summer camps. But he elected to filter that image through a lighter and brighter lens. The wonderful, honest materials of the old camps are all here, skillfully applied to an open, casual plan 56 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGAZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2017

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