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block island, ri

Surrounded on three sides by the sparkling waters of the Atlantic, this peaceful home nestled among rose bushes and honey-suckle provides a restful retreat by the sea. Formerly enclosed by heavy wooden walls, new glass windows and doors wrap the shingled structure to channel cool sea breezes and previously blocked harbor and ocean views inside. Natural light floods the interior negating the need for daytime artificial lighting. Passive solar heating during the day keeps the house warm through the night. Wooden decks, including one accessible only by a small footbridge, extend in every direction to provide both sunny and shaded oases at any point during the day.