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Old Yacht Club
by Elliott Architects

Old Yacht Club by Elliott Architects
Photo by Trent Bell Photography

Elliott Architects has redesigned the Old Yacht Club in Maine, United States.

An abandoned yacht club sat derelict for years, all while bearing witness to the relentless coastal climate of Maine.

Built in 1919, it endured a series of interventions after the club relocated to its current home in 1946. Two large moves transformed it into a modern residence while paying homage to its past.

The insertion of large sliding-glass panels into a corner of the Club Room – coupled with the addition of two glass dormers – converted the otherwise lightless building into a two-way receptacle for light.

"At night, it is a luminous beacon on the coast, a reminder of memory restored," said Elliott Architects.

This project has been longlisted in the house renovation category of Dezeen Awards 2023.

Studio: Elliott Architects
Project: Old Yacht Club
Credits: Matt Herrington and Shannon Hawkins, Richardson & Associates, Thornton Tomasetti, Peter Knuppel Lighting Design and Hewes & Company

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