This project involved the design of a new custom home on a narrow lot in a suburban neighborhood. From early in the design process the clients expressed a strong interest in a modern structure that would support their lifestyle. The floor plan is open and the indoor/outdoor spaces merge together. Sustainable materials were used throughout and the client’s interest in Asian influences was integrated in the finish materials. Privacy to and from surrounding neighbors was a big consideration and was achieved through careful window placement, the use of large translucent panels as well as extensive landscape screening. The two story structure is a result of extensive exploration of simplicity of lines and forms, spatial relationships and materials with design integrity of their own.