EASTON, PENNSYLVANIA, 2005-2007. This small house is built on a steep bank of the Delaware River, replacing one washed away in a major flood. The new building is elevated on ‘legs’ over the old foundations. The neighboring houses are shacky, additive affairs, all now engaged in jacking themselves up above the newly established elevation of the flood plain. The client is a dynamic woman in her seventies who swims in the river daily as long as it is not frozen over. The members of the river neighborhood are known in the larger community as ‘river rats’ for the persistence with which they inhabit the river’s uncertain bank.