Today’s multi-structure houses are made up of several discrete buildings, each with a different relationship to the outside world. Examples of buildings in a multi-structure home include a freestanding garage, a boathouse, an ADU (accessory dwelling unit), a studio, barn, porch, or office. In addition to more opportunities for interior spaces, a home with multiple buildings also offers more opportunities for outside living spaces and interactions with the landscape. Multi-structure homes can evolve over time; we may start with a master plan that features a central core and a family wing and then wind up designing additional wings or structures years later. This allows the home to grow with the family. In a multi-structure home, the overall scale of the buildings is smaller to have less of an impact on the environment.