This private home for a family of four in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma, is located within a residential community that has detailed design guidance for permitted development. Accordingly, the gabled exterior is nominally in the ‘Tudor Revival style’, but it conceals a contrastingly modern interior. The white brick plays on the traditional forms with projecting, screening and recessed texture that serves as a unifying language throughout. The rooms of the house are arrayed around exterior courtyards, each approached differently to accommodate varying uses, and connected through large glazed windows and doors. This allows for the removal of the traditional barriers to the outside and extends the liveable area.