LAND'S END HOUSE, CHAPPAQUIDDICK
The site was the farthest point on North Neck on Chappaquiddick, extending out into Cape Poge Bay. Conservation setbacks to either side restricted the building width to a long, narrow envelope. The house was conceived as an upside-down arrangement of spaces - bedrooms below, and living areas above, where the sense of being almost entirely surrounded by water was intensified. Screened porches were placed at either end of the upper level, connected along each side by narrow decks, further strengthening the analogy to being at sea. The interior living area on this level is an open volume extending the full length of the house, articulated with post-and-beam detailing and punctuated by sitting bays at the center of the long sides. The living room is further defined by the stone fireplace, which sets this sitting area off from the kitchen, dining, and stairway.