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Set for summer
Complete with classic New England architecture, cedar shakes, and a Maine-made weathervane, customer Chris T.’s home blends his passion for boating and Maine artisanship. Initially, the 6,500-square-foot “Eagle Loft” was built to store his two Hinckley yachts during the off-season. It wasn’t until the project was well underway that Chris decided to add the living quarters to enjoy the area and entertain guests during the summer. A bay of open windows invites the iconic Acadia National Park coastline in with dappled views of the Bear Island Lighthouse through a lush canopy of heirloom maple trees and cool salt breezes from the Somes Sound.
Chris’ affinity for Maine and fine craftsmanship started in the late 1960s, as a 12-year-old, when he spent his summers visiting his aunt and uncle in New Gloucester, Maine. He vividly remembers those summers when he climbed aboard the Greyhound bus in Boston bound for Maine. One of his favorite summer adventures included tagging along with his uncle to visit his friend at his “workshop.” This workshop happened to be the first shop in the old Grange Hall. Recollecting his younger years, Chris says, “As a Boston city kid, I was amazed to see furniture being made and refurbished by hand. It created a life-long interest in following the success of Tom’s furniture over the decades.” As time passed, Chris watched the business grow.
Moser was a natural choice when it came to furnishing the Eagle Loft. Every element was thoughtfully planned, designed, and executed. With the main living space situated among the trees, he wanted furniture that reflected the surroundings and exuded Maine ingenuity and craft. When speaking of the table and chairs, Chris notes, “They were the first pieces of furniture I selected for my new home. I’ve admired his furniture for years—the pure craftsmanship, a combination of elegance and comfort, drew me to his designs.”
” I’ve admired his furniture for years—the pure craftsmanship, a combination of elegance and comfort, drew me to his designs.”
Chris’ space was made for gathering with a table set for summer soirees after a day on the water. The solid walnut trestle of the Wishbone table anchors the room, and the Eastward Chairs’ hand-sculpted seats invite people to gather and take in the view. At one luncheon, he recalls, “It lasted for hours; it’s a testament to how comfortable Tom’s wooden chairs are.” While family and guests appreciate the fine craftsmanship of the furniture, Chris notes that he delights in showing the maker’s signature to guests on every piece- “it always wows them,” he says.
Chris loves showing his guests the signature of the craftsman on his furniture. “It always wows them.”
Larry Mosqueda and David Ginsberg crafted the Eastward Chairs. Wishbone Table crafted by Jason Snowman.
The fine art of boat building and furniture making share a symbiosis that enriches the space and the lives of those who visit the Eagle Loft. For Chris, this kinship of craft has created a childhood dream home where he shares meals with friends around a table and chairs designed by a man he met as a child whilst gazing upon a harbor steeped in a rich history of boatbuilding.
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