We designed this house to reflect our clients' desire for a simplified lifestyle. The approximately 1,800-square-foot home is a fraction the size of the owners' previous house. The home is efficient, open, and informal, with the master bedroom on the main floor. The second floor contains guest accommodations and a small study. The house was oriented toward views of nearby Deer Lake. Notable features of the timberframe include an innovative design that eliminates all rafters, exposed timber-framed diagonal bracing, and king post roof trusses.