The Potter House in Maine’s Cape Elizabeth might look modest from the outside, but it bears the hallmarks of Marcel Breuer’s best residential designs, from floating forms to its bi-nuclear plan.
The modernist property was commissioned in 1949, and like Breuer’s other post-war homes, its simple wooden structure is designed to engage with its setting. It hugs a sloping plot, resting on a fieldstone foundation with its cantilever wooden volumes supported by stilts.
Vast glass panes capture views across the three-bedroom Maine property, which has been modernised by its current owners while keeping its midcentury modern features, including a large stone fireplace in the living room. The kitchen has been upgraded, and there’s a separate dining room off the sitting room.
The Potter House, aka 84 Stonybrook Road, is currently pending sale but is accepting back up offers. It’s listed with Coldwell Banker for $1.149m.