The building’s form consists of three cottages linked by a series of decks. One perched over an existing salt pond and the remaining two resting on the pond's banks. Inspired by local fishing shacks and wharf buildings dotting the coast of Maine, this re-imagined summer cottage interweaves large glazed openings with simple taut-skinned New England shingled cottage forms. This skin is incised to open views to the ocean beyond and relies on light steel framing and thin braces to preserve the simple forms eroded to open views to the ocean.
The main ‘wharf’ cottage extends over pond below, its structural steel frame anchored to the pond’s granite basin and contains communal living spaces: the kitchen, dining, and living rooms. Linking interior space to the views beyond is a cantilevered deck which appears to float above the water and gestures to the surrounding coastal environment. The flanking cottages contain private sleeping quarters and frame views to the moss covered forest.