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Privacy and Light on a Small Lot

With a durable exterior and a surprising daylit interior, this neighborhood home remains private even as its walls fold open onto a neat courtyard

This small lot offers a lot. Architect David Hall managed to design a daylit house, a two-car garage, a woodshop, and an outdoor room on this 75-ft. by 100-ft. site in Anacortes, Wash. Privacy is virtually guaranteed, thanks to the seclusion offered by a courtyard surrounded by outbuildings. The house, meanwhile, has walls of windows that open onto the yard. It pulls in more light through a 22-ft.-long ridge-top skylight, which illuminates the home's oval core. That's where the kitchen and baths are located, letting the rooms that most benefit from natural light to hug the exterior walls.

Privacy and Light on a Small Lot

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