New Rooftop Tower and Deck

Project Architect: Jennifer Birnstiel, ArchiPlicity LLC

Since its award-winning transformation in 2008, the owners of this waterfront summer home have been enjoying it to the fullest each year. But now they want to take in the stunning ocean views from an even better vantage point, so they are adding a rooftop sanctuary with a deck. The central staircase has been extended through the attic to a new space above. The top of the new structure was built on the ground, then hoisted by crane to its place atop the house.

A new, larger dormer, to the right of the central tower (when viewed from the front of the house), is also being added to enlarge the second floor space.