The Palladian villa serves as the prototype for the design of this house situated on a 300-acre working farm in rural northwestern Connecticut. The site offers a demanding topography, and includes an open meadow, woodland, and a steep mountainside. The 12,000 square-foot house, along with its adjacent gardens, terraces, and out-buildings, are united in a formal composition. Situated on a plateau one mile from the nearest town road, the estate commands views of the neighboring states of New York and Massachusetts.