The house lies in a heavily wooded creek bed in Missoula, Montana. The main body of the house is parallel to the creek, allowing the sight and sound of its year-round flow to be expected within the 110' long space. The house is enclosed on the opposite side with a board-formed concrete wall that stops short of the roof, allowing a continous band of clerestory around the house for light and circulation. The rooms are arranged in a linear pattern that follows the line of the creek, allowing a one-to-one relationship of creek to enclosure. The rooms themselves are containers within a container, having their own ceilings that are separate from the higher structure above; they read more as pieces of cabinetry within a volume. The house is strongly horizontal, and rests lightly on the land.