This narrow yet deep lot with strict design review guidelines only allowed for a single story construction. This presented the challenge of how to create a house with all of the living spaces to the rear, facing on to a beautiful backyard without diminishing privacy of bedrooms at the front. The solution was organizing the house into two gable-roofed “pavilions” connected by a glass bridge entryway. By bringing the formal entry pathway around the bedrooms, it allowed for private and public areas to remain separate. The living room is open and light with large trusses and doors leading out to three different deck areas. The local architectural context represents decades of different cottage house types so a geometrically simple form was chosen with a modern reinterpretation.