“[This] building is meant to be a folly reminiscent of a jester's hat, so the dangling balls aid that imagery,” Tittmann says of this coastal Maine home. Mooring buoys as eave lanterns aren't a common spec for Tittmann's firm, but they seemed appropriate here, he says. The whimsical transformation entailed dropping a light bulb through the hole in the buoy's neck. Hamilton Marine, 800.639.2715; www.hamiltonmarine.com

albert, righter & tittmann architects
jacob albert, aia, jim righter, faia, and john tittmann, aia