In 2012 Gregory Katz was approached by two of his High School friends to remodel homes they had recently bought. The first of these was House Spira, a Cape Dutch styled home that had undergone many perplexing renovations since it was built in the 1940’s. We tried to revive the original farmhouse feel of the house while introducing a sense of generous open and light space by removing the ceiling and exposing the original pine roof truss structure. The house is awkwardly positioned in the middle of sprawling park-like gardens, we introduced stack doors on both sides of the living room so that it connect the exterior spaces that surround it.