The layout of the ground floor of house vG is reminiscent of the classic layout of a country house or vicarage, in which the rooms on the ground floor are situated along a central corridor. This monastic corridor plays a central role in the house. It determines the gradual transition from the publicity of the street to the privacy of the living quarters, and connects the three floors by means of the adjoining staircase. The various living quarters have distinct boundaries, resulting in a degree of privacy and intimacy within the otherwise open total. They also have their own orientation and character in relation to the sunlight and the garden. The spatial continuity is further enhanced by both a number of distinct running and sightlines, and the consistent application of floor-to-ceiling interior doors and frames without top rail.