The site offered both exciting opportunities and bold challenges, as a neighbor’s house stood perched in the way of a view of a tidal inlet to Long Island Sound. A two-sided walk-through fireplace and screened porch were placed in the sightline of the neighbor’s house. The exposed view orientated a glassy front, mitigated by layers of porches, terrace walls and columns. The interior experience responds to the owner’s interests in modern photography and art. The detailing was simplified so the family, kitchen and breakfast areas were covered by white-washed, exposed wooden joists. A meandering core space of sliding glass studio panels to the view replaces a formal living room space.