This ground-up home is built as a retreat for 3 generations of family. Surrounded by woods, and only a few miles from the beach, the understated yet dramatic moments in the house are expressed through a simple palette of natural, muted colors and materials inspired by the ocean. Quintessential coastal Maine style is softened with a California-casual indoor-outdoor vibe. Light-filled spaces frame views to the seasonal displays outside. Inside, an easeful flow between rooms provides a soothingly elegant and locally grounded home where stories and events can unfold for years to come.