Successive alterations had left this single-story 1950s house with an awkward floor plan. Located on a wooded site at the edge of a clearing, the home has been redesigned to satisfy the needs of a young family and establish a greater connection to the outdoors.Reorganized into linear zones, the house's interior seems much larger, easily accommodating an active family's daily life and the occasional gathering of friends. Skylights mark the house's entry sequence. A new fireplace and glass walls help expand the living room.Long, rectangular boxes used for storage and utility space form a series of walls that draw the eye through the house to the landscape beyond. The addition of a detached garage, raised platforms, and concrete walls form enclosed garden areas adjacent to the house.