Our clients had very successful business careers- with homes around the world. This home was designed to be a quiet country home, with the excitement of Manhattan only 50 miles away. The home was designed to fit a tight site mostly off limits to building due to protected wetlands. The eventual design skirted the wetlands while providing an elegant façade to the street, peaceful views through the protected woodlands, and still allowed for a sizeable swimming pool! Inspired by English Arts & Craft architecture, particularly the work of one of my favorite architects -Sir Edwin Lutyens- The crisp white stained shingled exterior is capped by a roof that sweeps down to shelter two porches and even a screen walls to lessen the impact of the garage.