The design of this small residence on a small corner lot is conceived as a progression of defined volumes that offers the home daylight, views, and a connection to a private outdoor space. The design replicates the neighborhood’s residential pattern while creating an affordable, sustainable home. A concrete wall encloses the perimeter of the private spaces at grade. The wall is a cast-in-place concrete system with a 4” high performance insulation core, providing a cost effective, energy-efficient and durable enclosure. With less than 2000 SF, the home offers a variety of enclosed spaces with airy, light living areas that open to the enclosed courtyard.