Overlooking a wind blown salt marsh, with views of the Atlantic ocean beyond, this peaceful retreat was designed for a family seeking a year-round Cape escape. The design challenge was to create a modern “upside down house” to take advantage of the site’s long distance views. Three hip roofed volumes provide a variety of vistas from the home’s second story living areas, with outdoor exposure through an elevated dining patio and balcony. The main entry stair connects these public spaces with the sleeping quarters below, and with the outdoor living space, centered around a pool that “disappears” into the horizon. Weathered cedar boards connect the architecture to its natural context.