Residential Design

VOL.3 2018

A business-to-business magazine focused on the collaborative process and talented work of residential architects and custom homebuilders.

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One of the realities of living in an affluent coastal commu- nity is that people fiercely protect their view of the water. If you're a good neighbor, as architect Bruce Beinfield is, you bend over backward to keep the peace. Built in 2016, his slip of a house on a tidal estuary called Farm Creek be- came a reality after two years in political limbo. Not only is it a fine case study in compromise, it's a model for how to build an attractive house that absorbs the impact of major weather events. Bruce had been a resident of Rowayton, a section of Norwalk, for decades when the half-acre lot on a 500-foot- Beinfield Residence ROWAYTON, CONN. BEINFIELD ARCHITECTURE 78 RESIDENTIALDESIGNMAGA ZINE.COM VOL. 3, 2018 DESIGN LAB HIGHER ORDER

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