This house was to be Country French in nature, but had a very large program of rooms to fit on a lot that was not that large. As a result we realized that by making a ‘detached’ garage nearby the main house, we could fit the program AND garages in the same plan by creating a code-approved ‘accessory building’ of the garage. This house also has an outdoor BBQ and bar area near the outdoor pool terrace. It also allows a flood of light to filter down from a roof skylight down 2 ½ stories through the internal stair hall.