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.