Sitting on the edge of a meandering stream and ravine, the house is a simple rectangle separated into nine structural bays. Simple planes of Chicago common brick and black trim blend naturally with the large oak trees. Axial view from the front door extends to the exterior through a glass wall and catwalk leading to a small gazebo.
A massive fireplace separates the large living room from the foyer. A circular stair leads up to a loft open to the sunken formal living room. Exposed masonry walls and large scale slate tile floors simplify the interior creating a warm, tranquil environment.