This modern cottage within the Selle Valley is surrounded by farmlands and forest.  Nestled within a clearing, the design is meant to connect to views in all directions.  The newly retired owners will be able to open the door from their kitchen and living room, connecting with the natural landscape beyond.   Transforming the former home and reusing the existing foundation, this house spreads east to west creating living space on one floor.  The new home incorporates large windows, covered outdoor spaces and simple yet elegant forms and material changes.