The approach to the site is intrinsically linked to the spiritual energy of the land. Movement through the site is characterized by a sequence of markers that subtly draw strength from the landscape and its artifacts, which encompasses a sharp bluff that leads to a stretch of beach and bay that wraps around the site. A modestly-scaled stupa pays homage to a senior apple tree at the center of the meadow. In addition to the vegetation, various types of stone play a central role at the residence beginning with the basalt rubble that gently defines the western edge of the meadow. The transition from architecture is extended onto the landscape through the creation of dry-laid stone walls, including objects of granite, marble and jade that are sited in and around the linear walls.