ents they probably actually live in 800 square feet,” says Whitten, who served as project architect while his associate, Will
Fellis, served as architectural designer, creating the detailed
The Fullers are empty-nest parents who raised a son and
daughter in a larger house elsewhere in Freeport, and they had
formulated a detailed, illustrated program for their new home.
“Primarily,” says Debbie, “we wanted morning sun in the
kitchen, a house full of light, and a living area all on one floor.
We wanted ease of life.”
To achieve that, Whitten designed the first floor with an
open living room, dining area, and kitchen in a main block,
with two guest bedrooms and a full bath upstairs. Separating
public and personal space, the plan puts the master bedroom
suite and office in an ell, which includes a screened porch, on
the main level.
The house, expertly sited on 32 acres of field and forest
that was home to a shipyard and a brickyard at different times
classic finishes elevate the utilitarian kitchen (above). Traditional white cabinets are topped with birch and slate, while
backsplashes are a mottled pattern of gray tile. The mudroom (left)
features a dog wash. Steve Fuller’s office (facing page, top) is also
his photography studio. The drone on the desk is used for aerial
shots. In the living room (facing page, bottom), built-in bookcases
and a fire in the hearth make for comfortable living.