The Foreside Inn

Kittery, ME

Contemporary Boutique Inn

This contemporary boutique inn is beginning construction this spring with plans to open early 2025. This challenging site was formerly a neglected bed and breakfast (Enchanted Nights) that included a vacant area where a former inn building had burned down decades ago. Conforming to zoning ordinances added to the complexity including creating two buildings that could share parking and are limited to 12 rooms each plus an innkeeper residence in each building. The original 1890’s structure is being rehabilitated and expanded while the adjacent building will be new construction. The overall design strategy was to make the buildings feel similar in experience while retaining some of the historic charm of the original building and using materials and details that relate to the surrounding neighborhood. We also created the full interior experience design including guest room interiors and common spaces as well as the naming and branding of the project.

“We have been invested in Kittery Foreside for a long time and are excited to develop a boutique inn that offers a different level of experience than is currently available in the market”

-Taylor McMaster, Madbury Real Estate Managing Partner


Design Features Include:

    • Two Buildings – one renovation and one new – that share a similar mix of materials and design features
    • Contemporary design that relates to the evolving eclectic and historic character of the surrounding neighborhood
    • Sustainable site design which includes an elevated lawn area for infiltration with a series of drainage swales to control the water runoff combined with an extensive landscape design utilizing native species that define and enhance the exterior spaces
    • Complete guest experience design including branding and guest room interiors

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