The honey color of the cypress adds sunny warmth to the porch. Its rich glow is achieved through a simple, nontoxic oil treatment. "When you look at the detailing of the house, it is modern — but somewhat transitional," Sampley says. "It's a classic form, but all of the detailing is a reinterpretation of the classic details." At right, behind the tree, you can see the outbuilding that contains the flex room and a full bath.