This modest "Cape Cod" cottage was built on the water in West Neck, Long Island. The site was originally three small lots that were combined into one, which created many restrictions within the setbacks. The house and site layout maximizes the footprint that was allowed by local zoning law. The house was built for a European client who has owned another property across the street since 1986, and wanted to provide a summer home for his daughter. The shingled house is laid out with an entry hall leading to a large Living Room looking West through a large picture window towards Great Peconic Bay. The Kitchen and Dining Room are open to the Living Room creating large amounts of light into all three rooms, with a large brick fireplace centered in the Living Room. The house includes four Bedrooms/Bathrooms and a Powder Room, a Laundry Room and Mud Room off the Kitchen. The majority of the interiors were detailed using traditional painted butterfly bead board walls, painted wood trim, doors and bleached oak floors.