Architectural Aesthetics

Thoughtful Remodel: Considerate use of small space, modern materials and traditional styling.

What is pleasing to one may not be pleasing to another… especially with architectural aesthetics. Long Lake’s architectural styles vary for a variety of reasons. Lake houses built in the early years of the last century consisted of small personal living spaces, a kitchen, one shared bathroom or an outhouse and a generous lake-side screened porch. Over the years, families’ needs have changed and that change is reflected in Long Lake’s hodgepodge architecture. Newly constructed cottages often evoke suburban mini-mansions. Tastefully remodeled camps reminiscent of yesteryear are not only charming but aesthetically beautiful and efficient living spaces.

A Long Lake Architectural Tour

Form Follows Function

Form Follows Function: Nothing wrong with this inexpensive, neat, trailer from the last century.

Camouflaged Camp, Bells Point, Long Lake

Modern Twist on Tradition: A camouflaged camp on Bells Point with a standing metal seam roof.

Boat House Turned Camp

Boat House Turned Camp: A damp, mildewy “on the lake” cottage. 

Foundation-less. Most camps are not suited to colder weather due to the lack of a foundation.

Camp in Search of a Foundation:  A summer cottage not suited to Maine’s winter.

Patriotic Porch

Patriotic Porch: Darker colored buildings recede while lighter ones standout.

The White Retreat. White structures loom larger and brighter.

The White Retreat: Lighter colored buildings loom larger and brighter.

Contractor Window Overload

Dirigo for Sale: Home Depot window sale special on the market for $1,100,000; Windex not included.

The Log Cabin: A lakeside mountain cabin.

The Log Cabin: A lakeside mountain cabin.

The Barn

The Barn: A home that holds everything.

The Box

The Utilitarian Camp: Garage door access to all the lake toys… very practical!

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