The Vineyard’s climate, especially in exposed locations, can be hard on summer homes. Our knowledge and experience helps make a house that can withstand and even collaborate with native conditions. The style of this unabashedly modern house was a response to the site, whose view was only marginal at the ground but truly a wonder at the second-floor level. The 24-foot height restriction ruled out a spacious two-story house. The solution was a capacious upper-level sundeck with panoramic vistas of the North Shore and the Elizabeth Islands. Minimalist detailing yields simple forms that offer few opportunities for water to collect and a minimum of surfaces to maintain.