In their pursuit of an affordable and sustainable home, a retiring baby-boomer couple opted to sell their residence of 35 years, buy land & build a downscaled home. The house's architectural layout embraces the site, forming a secluded exterior courtyard with a small pond. Sliding doors flood the residence with natural light, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces. The couple chose low-maintenance materials like contemporary metal cladding for the exterior and a polished concrete slab for the finished floor. The single-story floor plan features adaptable spaces that transform to meet specific needs. For example, the office and reading area convert into a guest bedroom by closing the sliding doors. Ultimately, the homeowners aimed for a comfortable and effortless living experience - a reflection of their embrace of a new, streamlined lifestyle.