A compact cottage design which combines dramatic space and an efficient floor plan. Here is a plan that reveals itself gradually. From a timbered porch, guests are introduced to the timber frame in the flat ceiling entry. The heavy timbers are impressive but it is not until turning to enter the great room that they experience the stunning effect of a cathedral ceiling and an expansive window wall to the outdoors. Feeling much larger than the square footage indicates, half of the house is great room combining the kitchen, dining and living rooms into one large space. The remainder of the home creatively utilizes the volume of the timber frame to accommodate two bathrooms and two attractive bedrooms.