The innate beauty of a site often dictates the layout of a home. When creating this very special Vesuvius residence, the designer/owner worked hand in hand with nature to create a home with casually elegant interior spaces that readily open to the outdoors. Elemental walls of rock and greenery cradle the home in privacy while scenic outlooks over heritage pastureland and on towards the ocean add atmosphere to every occasion. The home exudes an old-world elegance as it welcomes a more modern lifestyle. It settles into site as though it has been there for years. Sun and shade patios have been carefully created to beckon every season. Formal and casual gathering spaces feature a solidity of style that is so seldom found today. The impressive stairwell takes you on a journey through a backdrop of native shrubbery. Upstairs, a disciplined simplicity extracts the most from its unique style by creating areas for lounging, conversation or media along with two private bedroom suites each with ensuite baths. With a mindful continuation of the same shingle-styling found on the home’s exterior, the detached garage strikes the right balance between function and artful connection. The result is a home that can be lived in, played in, and where every piece feels just right.