The original house was built in the 1920′s, by the present owner’s great-grandparents as a shoreline cottage. Over the years it was added to and the house ended up as a dutch colonial. The house design did not suit the shoreline life style, especially the second floor. The decision was made to demolish the house down to the second floor deck, and rebuild the house in a more contemporary style, allowing the house to open up to the water views.
The existing Sun Porch and wrap-around deck spanned across the driveway, tottering on three posts and a beam. In the transformation from Sun Porch to Sunroom, a window bay was added in the front, replacing the narrow deck area. The support beam was relocated and strengthened by the addition of two sheer wall panels below. Sunlight pours into the bay windows and the new sliding glass door that accesses the remaining deck.