Sat on a peninsula in the Belle Island section of Rowayton, CT, this well-recognized house carries tons of history. The original beach house has lots of screen doors and rustic features all while sat on a pile of rocks. The house had been manipulated over the years, but the new owners were eager to stabilize the home due to its exposure to the Long Island Sound. This was a top-to-bottom renovation; all infrastructure was removed and the house was redone with new windows, doors, siding and trim. We added a slight sweeping roof line and eyebrow dormers to enhance the views and provide more character. We wanted the exterior view to be as spectacular as the views were from inside. Shortly after the renovation was finished, hurricane Irene came in pushing three-foot waves onto the face of the house. Fortunately, the house stood strong, showing a true testament to the concrete plan developed by Robert A. Cardello Architects.