The Northwest Harbor House, located in Sag Harbor NY, USA, straddles a tidal estuary and freshwater wetlands on a site that is only 6ft above sea level. Bates Masi + Architects needed to create a home that was sensitive to the environmental concerns and the local zoning restrictions. All the zones within Northwest Harbor House are arranged using an innovative structural system that infuses them with natural daylight and circulating air. The Northwest Harbor House uses the pilings as an integral part of the overall design. The interiors are modern and in calm earthy colors; natural light makes the spaces look even bigger than they are. The architects managed not only to solve all the problems but also to provide stunning architecture and décor.