The house was designed for an active retired couple seeking to downsize. The location was a bucolic site adjacent to conservation land and a long view to the Sudbury River. The house was organized around a “rotunda” containing the main entrance and foyer, with principal rooms branching radially from the central space. The house was designed to permit unobstructed views to the river, and to frame views of more intimate landscapes around the house. A significant part of the program was the design of built-in casework and free-standing furniture in a wood species echoed in the trim used throughout the house.