At an innate or larger level, the presence of a large ridge outcrop running parallel just beyond to the site, established the structure or desire lines for the land. This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with the unique ecology of the city. The views to this outcrop and the woodland preserve beyond also influenced the buildings articulation. One of the significant design decisions was to position the three master bedrooms on the first floor level and more importantly to allow them to reach upwards with generous ceiling heights. The resulting distinct form is evocative of cubic periscopes that peer out into the landscape.