We approach the River House with a bridge walkway to the building at the edge of a creek. Passing a cistern, surrounded by nature, inhabitants enter the house into a small living room, connected to exceptional views to the kitchen, bathroom and deck. A dining room watches the river beneath a circular skylight. The deck extends into from the house into the creek, passing a monolithic, sheltered patio and finding a small family boat. The bedroom, in the center of the house, views a framed opening in the sheltered patio to the water, and an overhead clerestory with operable screens by day, and a perfect starry night above.