At any given moment there is a dominant criterion looming over the design process, and all too often it operates like the tail wagging the dog. But ease or simplicity of construction, and reduced size (hence reduced cost) would certainly contribute to an accelerated timetable for construction. That said, here's a thumbnail sketch of a design that should soon show up with further elaboration. And yes, a recent review of a Sea Ranch monograph did have an effect. As did a visit to the web site and portfolio of Brown Casey, an Australian architectural firm whose work is reminiscent of the residential work of Glenn Murcott. I imagine both Australians and northern Californians as enterprising folks, residing in these houses but spending much of their time at outdoor chores. My motto, instead: il dolce far niente!