The client for this project actually combined a few parcels of property in Westport, CT to create a large, 6-acre lot. The original idea behind the house was to develop a beautiful country home. The end design represents a house of approximately 17,000 s.f. with natural materials and darker colors that were utilized to help give the house a certain scale and proportion. The interior of the house unfolds as you travel through the home design plans. The formal rooms evolve into the less-formal rooms creating a very comfortable living environment that opens up to the sizeable rear yard. A walk out lower floor, together with guest rooms and storage, accessible by elevator to the third floor make this a very user-friendly house. Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) was an inspiration for this project.