This project started as a simple 1950 ranch, one of many identical ones in the neighborhood. The family, with two young twin boys had quickly outgrowing the home. Their goals for their home was to add a second floor for the space they needed, and make a complete reconfiguration to the first floor. The family had a modest wish list, but at the top was craftsman inspired details, and lots of natural light. The design for the project was a very open and simple first floor plan, consisting of only three main spaces. Kitchen / dining, entry / stairs, and Living room. This allowed for each spaces to be defined for their individual functions, while being visually open to each other so a mother can always have an eye on her young boys. Each of the main spaces spanned the full depth of the floor plan, allowing for each to have windows on both the front and back of the home. The addition of a front porch sitting under the steep main roof, hides the scale of the second floor, with only small portion puncturing through to the front elevation.