Architect-owned and built, inspired by (and taking its cues from) nature, this extraordinary diamond-shaped and design plan house is set on 45 idyllic and private acres with its own lake, pond, thatched barn and paddocks, complementing the land and blending into the wooded environment. Oriented to the sun with voluminous interiors bathed in light. Significant aspects include a 43 ft. stone tower that anchors the house with a cantilevered bluestone fireplace hearthstone, an open, spalted- maple central floating staircase that connects second floor with balcony and lower level, a counterweighted glass pivot kitchen door and reclaimed barn wood chestnut floors, redwood siding and copper roof. Large glass skylights between each of the four quadrants articulate the structure at the roof and the extensive sloping glass façade allows passive solar warmth in the winter and ample natural sunlight year round. This dramatic house has been featured in the book "100 Contemporary Houses" by Taschen and the October 2007 issue of Architectural Digest.