This Key Peninsula residence sits on a 7 ½ acre waterfront site. An existing small cabin had occupied the site for years and held many fond memories for the homeowners. We worked carefully to create a new 3,200 sf house which carries on the small scale, informal, cottage legacy of that original structure. Four gabled pavilions connected and defined by circulation corridors and exterior space compose the building form as if it had been constructed over a span of years. The material palette is composed of honest materials – stone, wood, steel and concrete. Siding/paneling milled from windfall site trees clad the interior and exterior of the home. The home is LEED Gold Certified. Green features include FSC certified framing materials, a ground source heat pump, photovoltaic, solar water heating, raingarden stormwater control and a high level of environmentally preferred materials.