Orienting the house perpendicular to the slope allows for the separation of the property into a public, arrival side on the North and a private, garden side to the South, both with views of the fields.
The flared hipped roof line, the house’s defining image, echoes and continues the slope of the hill. The first floor is filled with two large social rooms: a living room and kitchen/dining room, each with a bay window and a fireplace, sharing a central chimney.
Over half the interior of the tiny house is a great lodge hall, extending to the full height of the roof and centered on a massive stone fireplace. Tree trunk porch columns give the entry façade something of the aspect of a primitive shrine.