This house was designed by the architect for his own family, and it has evolved over the years. The flexible living, dining, area wrap around the semi enclosed kitchen. Through an interior window the master bedroom looks east out across the living spaces below, and out to the landscape through the ‘dust-pan’ dormer emerging from the roof. The line of the dormer marks the central axis of the house along which the “master bed” is aligned and further celebrated and anchored by a cabinet high up on the bedroom wall, said to house mysterious “ancestral relics”. To ensure that all generations are connected, the back of the cabinet opens to a winding passage to the children’s bedrooms. A small bayed viewing room looks west under the porch and engages the large view of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks Mountains beyond.