Taylored Architecture was asked to design a new house on the foot of Carleton Island in Cape Vincent, New York. The site was once part of the island pastures for the original Zenda Farm, built and managed by Merle Youngs of the Youngs Rubber Company. Still very much a pasture, the landscape lends itself to a low single story structure. It was the client's desire to maximize views to the Northeast and ventilation from the prevailing Southwest winds coming from the fields behind. The house is oriented 45 degrees to the adjoining lot lines and the windows carefully located as to never see either neighbors house from within. Cross-ventilation is maintained via windows, door transoms, and the incorporation of a cupola over the living/dining/kitchen areas. This cupola will also bring the warm glow of the evening sunsets into the center of the house. Project built by Goutremout Brothers Construction.