The house and its correspondent outbuildings are arranged around a large walled garden, designed with landscape designer Deborah Nevins, and articulated by varying levels (as suggested by the code–required raised first floor of the main house) and a variety of ground surfaces and landscape characters to create distinct garden rooms. Interior rooms of the main house, carriage house and pool pavilion are in turn oriented toward these different garden spaces and connected to them through tall French doors, loggias, porches, terraces or simple vistas. Similarly, the interior garden is connected to the adjacent streets though several garden gates and loggias, designed to capitalize on the convivial nature of life in this pedestrian-oriented resort community.