J A M E S W A L T E R
S C H I L D R O T H
JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH, ORGANIC ARCHITECT
Maine + Florida + West Virginia + Argentina
Architecture inspired by my clients and the challenging sites on the coast of Maine since 1970.
This site is offered in support of the cause of Organic Architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright, Bruce Goff and many other architects have influenced the Principles expressed in the architecture I have designed and built.
HOUSE FOR BETTA 1998
House for Betta article in the July/August 2005 issue of PORTLAND MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
HOUSE FOR BETTA- VIEW FROM THE EAST
VIEW FROM THE WEST
INTERIOR OF LIVING SPACE LIVING, DINING AND KITCHEN
GUEST BED ROOM
House for Betta: Construction August 1996 through April 1998. Coast of Maine location on a fresh water pond. A natural site on a small peninsula, that was preserved as much as possible during the construction. The finish materials are Maine Granite, Mahogany, Glass, and a Copper roof.
View of the SOUTH TERRACE and Granite steps
The exterior walls are reinforced concrete. Using the stay-in place insulating forms made of expanded polystyrene. The ICF Forms stay in place and provide a thermal insulation value of R 26. The 8 inch granite veneer was added to the exterior and the interior wood finishes attached directly to the fastening strips.
EAST SIDE DETAIL OF VERTICAL MITERED GLASS CORNER GROUND TO ROOF.
The house built around the large pine tree.
THE ARCHITECT IN THE LIVING AREA BEFORE FURNITURE
Preliminary ground floor plan
Loft Plan with East and North elevation
This kind of house does not get built without the continuous attention of a skilled builder and the many other craftsmen that worked under his direction.
Christopher Doherty, Builder
Doherty Built Inc.
P.O. Box 447, Wiscasset, Maine 04578,
Phone: 207-882-7688 Mobil: (207) 557-4036
JAMES WALTER SCHILDROTH, ARCHITECT
STUDIO at 6 Tyler Road
P. O. Box 275
WISCASSET, MAINE 04578-0275
There is so much SPAM these days so if you are sending me an e-mail for the first time put something in the subject line like "ORGANIC" so I don't delete it with all the SPAM.
I do want to hear from you. Thanks, James Schildroth.
House for Betta
Just wanted to drop a line and tell you how much I have enjoyed living at the pond house this summer. Right now I am surrounded not only by sparkling water but by the beautiful fall foliage, so great this year. Everything about the house has brought me joy.
One visitor to whom I showed the house and who noticed the framed copy of your manifesto, or mantra, what ever it is, to wit: "...the roof will be green, the stone will be covered in green lichen, the wood will be gray and the house and the site will be one" -- well, he commented that it is all happening just that way.
This gave me the idea that since it is about the 10th anniversary of the completion of the house, that it might be a topic for a note you could published somewhere. Just a thought.