Set gracefully on sixty rolling acres and perched high above a magnificent valley, the design of this new home was heavily influenced by traditional "Yankee" architecture, so familiar to this region of rural, upstate New York. Unique interior spaces, ranging from an intimate reading nook to a boldly-scaled Great Room, are organized to offer a wonderful variety of architectural sequences that constantly provide great views of the surrounding landscape. Sharply detailed timber framing and interior woodwork, generously distributed throughout, unify each cluster of spaces that distinguish this home's rambling floor plan. Designed to relate closely with the house, our site plan includes granite-faced stone walls, a new spring-fed pond, land-sculpting, patterned masonry hardscapes, and a variety of specimen plantings.