When an old blacksmith retired he sold the house his grandfather rebuild to a young couple. They transformed his workshop with blackened oaken beams dating back to 1650 and massively thick walls into a modern living area. By lowering the floor of the living room and raising its roof this area become very spacious and is visually separated from the kitchen and dining area. It also creates room for an enormous glass front which, together with (walkable) roof lights, flood the ground floor with daylight. A wood clad canopy has an obliq angle which enables it to naturally controls the direct sunlight and to protect one entering from the rain. Slim steel doors separate the playroom at the front where a wood clad wall incorporates doors to entrance, restroom and stairs to the second floor. On the second floor the master bedroom is connected to the study room by the original ensuite doors. Doors open onto the roof light and balcony with views over the sedum roof of the living room and the deep garden. The former kitchen became the bathroom, the original opening between kitchen and dining room remains. Two children’s rooms on the third floor share a new bathroom in the middle. The old roof trusses are dictate and characterize the space. A full heat pump, located in the backyard and clad similar to the canopy, warms the house and enabled disconnection from gas. Every floor, even the wooden floors on second‐ and third floor, have underfloor heating. A solar boiler adds extra hot water. Solar panels generate electricity. The blacksmith workshop and house start a new life with references in the details to previous lives and functions.