Located in the quaint community of Noroton Bay, Darien CT, the original house and property went through a minor renovation with the new owners, only to be destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. It was time to start from scratch. The new plan raised the house to elevation 14, complying with the current FEMA regulations and affording the owners the peace of mind that their new home could weather a storm. Sitting on a small rounded corner lot, the house is shaped and positioned to respond to the property. Natural stone steps and terraces ease the structure out of the yard, minimizing the 3 story height. The large tower houses a comfortable den on the first floor, and a “gentleman’s library” above. An outdoor fireplace and shower are perfect in this beachfront community. Water views are captured from the dormered third floor space.