The house sits within natural woodland and an arboretum of considerable age. Groos & Co built the house on a site that was formerly occupied by a derelict bungalow and replaced it with an L-shaped fold on a recessed shoebox shaped base.
The main floor is set slightly above the landscape; the guestroom and service areas are recessed and partly sunk into the ground. Two stairs allow for a route which curves through the building, unfolding a sequence of different perspectives of the woods and the arboretum. The two-fold glass sliding doors and the ample terraces around the house create a continuous domestic space which make inside and outside hard to distinguish. Roof vegetation, high performance insulation and state of the art climate control ensure a small carbon footprint.