For this bayfront cottage in Cape May, an existing 2 story cottage damaged by Hurricane Sandy was demolished and rebuilt with and additional story. The original building, a historic fishermen’s shack, faces the inlet and the famous Cape May Lobster House. The façade of the new building respects its predecessor, recreating the previous façade and roof for the first 2 floors. The 3rd story, an attic space, is set back with a similar roof line, and a row of dormer windows to create head room. The interior, painted entirely in a stark white, includes a number of modern and custom built amenities, such as a floating stair, a modern kitchen, and master bathroom with custom soaking tub, while maintaining a beach house aesthetic.