The Mitchells have an affinity with classic craftsman bungalows and own a long and narrow stretch of lakefront property on a steeply sloped hillside. The house is situated parallel to the shoreline, abutting the Corps of Engineers property limits. The linear footprint and open space planning organize the house in a modern way, while the interior and exterior detailing utilize authentic craftsman design and construction. The homeowners participated in the design process by creating ceramic tiles used throughout the house. As guests sequence through the spaces from the entry courtyard into the foyer, the spaces become compressed through being situated between the house and the steep hillside. As the guests round the corner from the foyer into the great room, the sloped ceiling extends from 7 feet high up to almost 30 feet on the lakeside of the house. This expansion of space, along with the window wall, extends the great room into the landscape of the lake and hills beyond.