Similar to traditional Norwegian farms — accumulating new structures as the need arrives, yet always maintaining central gathering spaces — this home grows as the family does. Recently, “The Bridge” was added, creating an outdoor “living” room with fireplace, and a master bedroom wing above. Built in two phases, this new contemporary home, sited on 23 acres of land, was designed as a series of parallel and intersecting gabled volumes reaching out into the landscape. The open planning of the living room, dining room, kitchen and game room offers an informal living environment for both family and friends. A carefully thought out “ordering system” was developed to define both “private and public” spaces in the home which therefore generating the various intersecting gabled volumes of the house.