Perched along a ridge on a five-acre, open-prairie site overlooking Lake Sarah, this 140-foot-long, 24-foot-wide, daylit split-level provides soft, foliage-filtered views of nature. An outdoor living space joins the master bedroom suite, kitchen, and living and dining areas on the west end of the top floor with a workshop to the east. Two guest bedrooms and a small living room are below. FSC-certified, white-oak floors and ceilings wrap interior spaces, adding warmth and referencing the surrounding forest. The 85-foot descent to the lake begins in the home and continues along an exterior staircase that spills downhill toward the shore.