The house is neatly overlooking a small lake in a south-eastern Estonian town. The setting is traditional: everybody still knows almost everybody in the community, people tend to talk in local dialect, and the measure of a good and valuable house is its durability and reliability. The client had two basic and definitive wishes: brick as the building material and spacious rooms inside. The house, facing the lake, took the form of an arch, accommodating the entrance and a covered terrace beneath.