Hidden House is located between two distinct neighborhood patterns, platted from the turn-of-the-century and mid-century, in Tacoma's north end Proctor District. The infill site is the seam between the two development additions, where the streets do not connect, making for a private and secluded locale. One enters the site from the side, with the home's front opening up visually to a wooded area and the densely vegetated backyards of neighboring homes. To the rear of the house, the space between the home and an alley-accessed detached garage create a courtyard garden. Given the narrow site, the building program is stacked vertically in three stories. While restrained in form and minimal in palette, the Hidden House derives its materiality from natural and regional sources: stained western red cedar siding; vertical grain douglas fir windows, doors, floors and paneling; flowing fabric floor-to-ceiling curtains; and the precise integration of natural daylight.