When a concrete contractor is faced with the problem of building a house for himself, a certain amount of soul searching is involved. A conventional shell of masonry or wood seems to demonstrate a lack of confidence in concrete. Still, the history of precast house is rather sparse, and a precaster's knowledge of home building is generally limited. Our choice finally resulted in a hybrid structure, which runs the gamut for precast panels clipped to wood studs to some fairly heavy structural T sections. The house consists of four series of T sections, 16 feet on center longitudinally and 12 feet on center between runs. The roof deck is 3 inch cedar spiked onto the nailers. The end panels have nailers cast onto the tops as well as each side and were attached by setting the panels in mortar at the bottom and simply spiking through the deck into the nailer at the top. The floor was cast on steel forms laid over steel joist wit tie fords welded form base plate to base plate in the slab. The rough-sawn, treated lumber siding was nailed between panels above and below the windows. The T sections exposed inside the house were painted in some cases, and left with a plain rubbed finish in others. Since three steps are required to get to floor level in the front, a small sand cast bridge vaults over the entrance pavement which exposed aggregate finish to match the wall panels. An abstract sand casting hides the only above grade masonry at one end of the basement level. The fireplace wall, about 14 feet by 14 feet, is faced with large quartz aggregate panels.