Elements of an old family cottage are resurrected within a new house on the shore.
This new "Shingle-Style" house is set upon a footprint that includes the perimeter of the old beach house used by the family for generations. It was clear, from a cost benefit analysis, that the old house would require far too much effort to renovate to a modern standard; and that new design and construction would yield superior results.
Although an entirely new plan, beloved features of the original were woven into the new design: a wrap-around porch, a second-story porch and a distinct curved roof-line. Because of the story of this family's long standing bond with the property, I wanted there to be something "classic" in its character.
It reflects the family's history, from the first cottage to the present, updated to contemporary life, as well as a love for living on the shoreline.