The owners had hopes of building a low-cost painting/music studio next to their late-Victorian house. Zoning limited the size of the studio to 700 square feet which helped the budget but meant it had to be efficient. The plan is divided into two small wings, one for her painting studio and the other for his music and for guests. A simple stair with a board railing leads to a sleeping loft above. Oversized double hung windows reduce the scale of the building and bring in plenty of light. To help meet the tight budget, the building is slab on grade, the siding is locally milled native white pine and the windows are off the shelf Andersen’s. Inside, the music/guest wing has stained poplar flooring and the art studio has a concrete floor. While distinctly more modern and modest than the main house, it seems to belong where it is.