Set on the coastline in Southeastern Massachusetts, this new summer home was designed to replace a small coastal cottage. Given the immediate proximity to the Buzzards Bay coastline, the building is located in a coastal velocity zone and thus was required to be raised significantly above the existing ground plane. The design strategy attempted to skirt the house and utilize the garage form to mitigate the required height of the home and visually “anchor” the home to the site. The traditional exterior style masks a clean, minimal design on the interior. Interior focal points include bi-fold doors that open the great room to the screen porch, and a stair design that integrates storage with a bar area.