A 1,600-1,800 square foot, single story house is divided into public and private spaces. Open to a wraparound screened porch is a large public space that includes a kitchen and areas for living and dining. Large operable clerestory windows and sliding glass doors ventilate interiors and provide natural light during the daytime. Behind a thick wall of cabinets and closets with operable transom windows above for ventilation are the bedrooms and bathrooms. Along the wall and supporting a simple standing seam metal shed roof that reflects sun are seven tree-like columns topped with inverted trusses. It’s a perfect urban or country retreat for the adventurous homeowner.