Adjacent to the guest parking area, a curved garden wall becomes a lannon stone pier supporting a deep sheltering roof. Bluestone pavers lead guests through the front garden to the main entry, nestled between two of the seven roof gables.
Seen from the rear, three of the house's seven gables provide cover for an open beamed pergola for sunning and a screended porch (shown here without the screens). Small second floor roofs on brackets protect the oversized windows at the master bedrooms and upper family room from south and west sunlight.
The chimney's great height is visually supported by the spreading stone piers at its base. Seating by the family room fireplace is tucked beneath the bridge connecting the second floor bedrooms. Beyond the 3/4 height wood screen the staircase rises up out of the entry hall.
From the dining room, two steps lead up to the entry hall and family room, and another two to the living room and library beyond. Above the dining room plate rail, a morris wall covering leads the eye up to a nest of beams, a treatment typical of such Arts and Crafts rooms.