How do you add a mixed use building to a small scale, eclectic,neighborhood district? With care and ingenuity we have created a structure that is, at once,utilitarian and playful. a simple’ repetitive steel frame opens the groumd level retail floor plan for maximum potential. Above, two towhnouse style units are split along a diagonal demising wall. This creates a hierarhcy of space with a minimum of means, the scale of the rooms simply changes as the diagonal moves towards and away from the orthogonal, property line perimeter. This one geometry gives life and surprise to the units, while mainaitning a simple, short span construction technique.