This project was an ambitious Whole-House Sustainable Remodel and Addition of a turn of the century home for a couple who had made the decision employ bicycling as their primary means of transportation. Not only did it create a home that embraced their goals for sustainable, low-carbon impact living, it achieved USGBC LEED Platinum Certification- Fifth in the nation, First in the State of Michigan. Utilizing the design philosophy first introduce by Sarah Susanka in 2001 this home embraces the Not-So-Big House® approach. Designed for a pattern of life in which each space is used every day and rather than simply investing in square footage, investing in making efficient, comfortable, not-so-big spaces inspired by our client’s lifestyle. Reevaluating and prioritizing true space needs and rethinking the floor plan allowed us to eliminate the formal places of the home and instead integrate those that really mattered to the homeowner- such as a unique Bike Staging area/mud room!