Construction Documents for this Design are not currently available. Contact Ekose’a Homes about architectural services related to this Design.


At water's edge, the site is a small, heavily wooded, hilly peninsula overlooking Long Island Sound.


There are four distinct seasons similar to the climate of New England. The ocean has a moderating effect on the extremes of the region; however, occasional strong winds produce a high wind chill in winter. Moderate to good solar insolation persists year round with occasional periods of overcast for more than a week.

• Winter: cold and windy, moderate snow and sleet, average temperatures consistently near freezing ranging between the mid 20's and high 30's to low 40's

• Summer: warm, temperatures consistently in the 70's


This large, spacious three and a half stories house sits predominantly on the site near the water and reflects the owner's preference for a traditional style indigenous to the area. In order to accommodate the desired east-west window area for views of the ocean, most of the east and west walls are double envelope construction similar to the double north walls and a part of the active air envelope surrounding the "inner house." This additional envelope construction is also added protection against winter winds and a greater potential for heat loss due to infiltration. Sea breezes and north openings to the active air envelope help ventilate and exhaust excessive heat gain.

Back to Design Chart

Back to Portfolio


Interior Solarium Total Sq Ft
5750 1119 6869