This home, designed for an active young family, nestles comfortably into an established north Seattle neighborhood. The compact scheme is carefully sited to capture sun and preserve outdoor space on a generous corner lot. Ground floor living spaces are arranged along a southern exposure and form direct relationships to the surrounding yard and gardens. An elegant continuous stair integrates the house vertically, ultimately arriving at a generous attic studio and deck within the roofline and rewarding a trip to the top with territorial views in all directions.