The house nestles on a rounded knoll and looks outward to capitalize on magnificent views.  Strategic courts encircle the core to extend inside rooms and frame particular vistas. Although each section of the house evokes individuality and self expression, every part of the house is interwoven in the whole. The mixture of vernacular and classical, organize the house visually and functionally: the classically style rooms are more formal, while the vernacular ones host informal settings.

The house is built from local materials, mostly stone gathered from adjacent fields and the spoils of demolition on nearby properties.  All detail derives from repetitive patterns found in local vernacular, much as language dialects assume importance within regions.  In this way the house gathers empathy with the indigenous social patterns formed over generations as reflected in architectural detail of the locale.