This steeply sloped site is bordered by the street on the uphill side and large trees on the down slope. The residence steps down the slope in two levels. Public rooms and the master bedroom are situated on the upper level, with the childrens' rooms on the lower level. Because the square footage of the house is limited, each space had to be used as efficiently as possible while creating a feeling of expanse. On the upper level, the kitchen and dining room are located on the street side of the house, and open onto the living room, which in turn opens onto the deck and trees beyond. The lower level includes a children's rec. room which connects to a deck and hot-tub.