Project Objective: A new home for a young couple with growing family and a tight budget. The site is on a lake in a wooded area. The clients wanted a house that would be in the spirit of the lake houses built in the Arts and Crafts tradition of the turn of the 20th century. A house that would be open to the views, with easy access to the outdoors. A house that would be comfortable to live in with active children. A house that would be energy efficient and economical in its use of space. And they wanted a place where they could enjoy the outdoors as a couple: a balcony off the master bedroom. I am very happy to say that the clients feel we achieved all those goals and that they love their new home.