Author: Photographs by Warren Jagger

Revisions to a Newport boathouse honors the past with some modern updates.

Architect Rick Staub designed the 9,000-square-foot structure as a series of pods sited on the footprint of the original house, stepped up and angled slightly to capture views of the Connecticut River and the hills of Lyme.

Architect Rick Staub designed the 9,000-square-foot structure as a series of pods sited on the footprint of the original house, stepped up and angled slightly to capture views of the Connecticut River and the hills of Lyme.

For this couple looking for a second home, the “where” came first; great bones sealed the deal.