This home was developed to be a family heirloom. Site planning, owner’s lifestyle, and permanence of materials were all considerations in creating a “home” that will stand the test of time. The plan for this house rotates 30 degrees to work with the contours of the land. The rotation in plan provided an opportunity to create an entry experience, which begins with a covered walk up the “back” of the house. The entry then opens up to a trellis covered stone rotunda, and finally enters the house on axis with an open, heavy timber roof system which culminates in a dramatic view to the creek and adjacent hillside.