The architecture recalls the simple forms and character of Early New England coastal architecture perched on a small wharf like peninsula into the Five Mile River. This site was the original home for the Steven's Oyster House, a commercial Oyster facility that was typical of New England commercial water-front wharf structures, later occupied by a 1970's era office and residential structure. Our architectural approach was to reintroduce more traditional roof forms, scale and materials. The rhythm of windows along the exterior elevations opens up the interiors to the view. The simplification of the exterior form of the building serves to make it more consistent with original building on the site, thus keeping the scale consistent with the village district.