Design snapshot: Piles, Piers, and Poetic Sheds

dsspilespiers.jpgThe winter waterfront is especially appealing to those of us with a taste for pristine simplicity. Here empty finger piers and classic New England shingled work and recreational sheds reach into the chilly harbor. The modest buildings and marching piles quietly await the summer bustle of boat and foot traffic. We can see deep into the stark harborside framework that’s designed to support summer life, much the same way we can see through the branches of winter trees without leaves. It’s an intriguing seasonal perspective.

by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast