Rosemary McMonigal’s own home explores the concept of “What is a modern, Midwestern, prefabricated stucco house?” Traditional attic dormers and big, protective hip roofs are expressive and appear spacious, yet the footprint is less than 1,000 square feet. Three interlocking cubes define living spaces consistently inside and out, and are unified under the roof canopy. Post and beam construction allows minimal bearing on exterior SIP (Structural Insulated Panel) walls, maximizing energy efficiency. Roof and awnings shade summer sun. The house and landscaping respect the mature oak woods, adjacent marsh, and wildlife preserve.