Little Camp is a direct response to its particular context. Its site is next to an old, slightly ramshackle "camp" that our clients had rented and loved for years. When they had a chance to build for themselves on the adjacent site, they wanted to capture some of the spirit of the old camp. So, the new house has exposed rafter tails, an entirely wood interior, and tree trunk porch posts.
Little Camp, unlike the old camp next door, can be occupied year 'round; though it is geared to informal summer living, with provisions for fishing and boating equipment, an outdoor shower, and an expansive living porch with many points of access from the house.
The plan of Little Camp is largely one room deep to encourage cross ventilation and to take advantage of water views to the north while also admitting sunlight from the south. To keep the building profile low, the second floor bedrooms are contained within the roof, which is a gambrel on the entry side but sweeps down in an uninterrupted single pitch on the water side.
The long, low main house is complemented by a compact guest house and a separate garage/workshop with compatible but simplified details