New waterfront house, incorporating an old boathouse that had stood on the site for over a hundred years
At the end of a secluded point, looking out over a protected cove
Island Cove House keeps a low profile on the horizon. On the driveway side it rambles along like a cottage that grew over time, while on the water side it is more ordered. Weathering shingles and gray-brown trim help the house blend with its surroundings. Heating and cooling are delivered by a geothermal system, and much of the electricity comes from solar panels.