This project was a complete rebuild of a lake front property in Sandusky, Ohio. A former house on the site was built in the first half of the last century as a summer home, without any heat or insulation. It was torn down to create a modern home for the 21st century. Zoning regulations in the city required that the new house be built on the existing footprint and be no taller than 30'. The site is located on a narrow peninsula of land with Lake Erie on one side and Sandusky Bay on the other. The home fronts the lake but also has great views of the bay-- as the peninsula is less than 250' wide at this location. A concerted effort was made to maximize waterfront views in both directions, while creating a structure that could passively cool itself on hot summer days. Open-ended forms (with operable glass walls and windows) were constructed for the three main volumes of the house to allow prevailing winds to blow in from either body of water and out the far end of each volume. By overlapping these volumes it also created a view of Lake Erie from every room in the house. The home is 3bed/3bath, with approximately 1800 SF, and large decks off of the master suite and living room.