As a weekend retreat, the client wanted a place to enjoy games and recreation with visitors. The new game room needed to be close enough to the existing house to be utilized; it needed to take advantage of the views to the creek; and it needed to be carefully situated to protect significant oak trees close to the house. The design exceeded these criteria and provided the added benefit of a new covered porch entry between the existing house and the new game room, as well as, renovations to the existing kitchen. The game room complements the existing house through its form and materials, but the materials are juxtaposed in unexpected ways to make the building more playful and modern. The game room design provides a solid western face that fronts the driveway, becoming more open down the sides through the use of large windows, and it finally culminates in a beautiful screened porch overlooking the creek.