Situated on a unique site on the New Jersey shoreline, this property affords unencumbered panoramic views of both the ocean and the bay. Because of the limited lot width, the house, topping out at 2,000 sf, is designed with maximum efficiency while capturing and focusing on the property’s best views. Hence, the living room, dining room, and kitchen are unconventionally located on the top floor while 4 modest bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are nested below. With floor space at a premium, custom built-in beds, furniture, and kitchen were designed to provide storage and allow comfortable room for circulation and flow for everyday activity. The house is clad in white cedar to age naturally with accents of painted cement board panels, creating a playful composition within its close quarters.