This single-family house in Shaughnessy was our first built project. In a neighbourhood populated with traditional Arts and Crafts Style mansions, the Wolfe House stands out as undeniably modern. Its true innovations, however, lie more in the collaborative process we developed to bring the building to fruition than in the built form itself. We conducted an initial study of the forms and materials typical to the neighbourhood. This led us to reformulate traditional elements into a contemporary design that ultimately met the spirit of the neighbourhoods design guidelines. The home acts as an urban oasis in the middle of the city, achieved through careful siting, attention to acoustic buffering, interior views that establish a strong connection to the site, and a landscape that crafts pleasure throughout the changing seasons and passage of the sun.