Two brothers realized they could “share” a common backyard if they built their houses on adjacent sites. The design we developed for the younger brother took advantage of this shared yard while taking into the fact account this arrangement would result in a largely western exposure. A "shade porch" mitigates the intensity of the late afternoon sun while the internal arrangement allows the house to be entirely occupied by the brother and his family or partially occupied by Airbnb renters. The materials of the house reference those of the surrounding neighborhood.