The Porter Cottage

The Porter cottage makes the most of its unwieldy site. The cottage was sited as close to the water as legally allowed to take advantage of the views and far enough away from the graywater leach field where the soil is deep enough to allow for proper run off. The screen porch was angled to capture direct southern exposure for the solar panels.

Small cottage on Ragged Island, Maine. Photos by Eirick Johnson. Designed by Alex Scott Porter. Learn more here.



  1. Rachael McDivitt March 14, 2013 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful!!! I’d love to see the plans!!

  2. Kathryn March 14, 2013 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous home… did you plan/build yourself? Well done.

  3. sherryl March 27, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

    VERY nice, I love the view and how everything looks.
    thanks for the showing

  4. chet September 19, 2013 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    now thats what a sumah cottage shoul be!!

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  6. Georgina October 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I’d also love to see the plans, by far the most appealing small space. Brilliant.

  7. Harriet April 12, 2014 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I love this house. Wouldn’t mind building it down south real soon. It’s got the room, and the space and the beauty

    I’ve been looking for. Will stay tuned to you.

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