The Home on Hearth Island is a summer time seashore home within the resort group of the Pines on Hearth Island New York. The typology of the houses within the Pines is recognizable to anybody who has visited an East Coast Shoreline resort city. It’s a builder-pushed typology reflecting the pragmatism of the inhabitants of those coastal communities. Virtually all the time the “good sense” pragmatism that permits these houses to be constructed affordably overtakes the inherent liveliness and pure spirit of the place and creates buildings which might be a bit uninteresting. This challenge inserts a number of the “spirit of the shore” into this “Yankee thriftiness” residential typology. Widespread element and materials stay, however the quantity of the home is expressed as a pores and skin, somewhat than as a field-like container. The pores and skin retains the warmth in. Over time, the pores and skin of woven cedar boards will assume the identical patina as neighboring homes. Giant home windows are launched to disclose an expensive mild inside.