A weekend house for a modernist family of four in Northern Michigan. The house benefited from the owner's desire to promote a casual yet social atmosphere for his family's weekend lifestyle. The desire for this type of lifestyle eliminated the need for a garage and this in turn reed up the form and organization of the house. Orientation of the lot was ideal in that views of Lake Charlevoix, privacy and the southern sun all coincided in the same direction. Summer life is focused around the deck, while winter life is centered on the great room with its massive fireplace. Overall, the form is something akin to a Swiss Army knife in that it fans out but appears like it may be able to close in upon itself if necessary. The house was to be Cedar clad and detailed in a humble modern fashion to keep maintenance and upkeep to a minimum.