If you've been following along you know how the XHouse4 is a modern house conceived to slip effortlessly into the narrow deep lots you find in traditional neighborhoods. But here's the deal: Along with its modern look it delivers wide open plan living to your traditional neighborhood too. A discreet kitchen niche off the living and dining space keeps the kitchen nearby but not in your face. The living area is large enough for two distinct sitting areas, one focused on media, the other for conversation. The dining area can expand for holiday gatherings with room for a huge table. All this and there is still space for a mud room and home office on the ground floor. So life in a traditional neighborhood is not limited to a series of boxy rooms!