The site is a narrow strip of land sandwiched between a road and the shoreline. The area is prone to flooding and severely limited by zoning and coastal setbacks.
The house is tucked into the sloped lot with sheltered storage and work area below. In order to provide privacy from the street the rear core consists of the entryway, stair, closets, baths and utility rooms with small windows for cross ventilation.
The front rooms take maximum advantage of the views by locating the living area on the top floor. The space is open with exposed roof structure and windows on three sides.
The end result is a small, efficient, 1440 square foot cottage.
Builder: Joseph Scotti / Photographer: Warren Jagger