The three-bedroom house is about 1,800 square feet in size. Site restrictions dictated a setback from the water; that combined with the homeowners' needs inspired a linear and somewhat serpentine
plan that follows the water's edge. "Sometimes the challenge and constraints create a more interesting design that would not happen under normal circumstances," says Bubnowski.
Amazingly, his plans did not require a single variance. The exterior is respectful of the context and fits in with its shingle style facades.