On the south side of Conanicut Island is an area called The Dumplings, characterized by abrupt ledge outcroppings. Taking the idea of stone emerging from the ground, we used a long east/west field stone wall to define the layout of the house and site. A garage and bedroom wing line the north side of the courtyard while the open living wing, tilted slightly for better views, lines the west side. All three forms are wrapped with cedar shingles and a metal roof. The full glass entry reaches out into the courtyard drawing visitors in with limited glimpses of the view, which is fully realized upon entering. The living room is open with large sliding doors lining the east side of the house. When open, the house becomes one big screened porch. The interior palette is simple: pine trim, maple cabinets and floors, porcelain tile at the entry and baths, and white plaster walls and ceilings.