The primary wall of the villa is faced with a charcoal gray, textured stone also from central China. Extensive glazing is used along the south sides to allow for views out to the landscaped and to maximize exposure to natural light.
This project is the largest of four designs developed for a prestigious new residential development in Beijing, China. This design coalesces the developer's desire for identifiable, detached homes with the qualities of the traditional Chinese courtyard home, providing a sanctuary from the rigors of daily life.

The villa's primary entertaining spaces are found on the main level in a rectangular volume located centrally within the site. Two secondary guest suites are located to either side of this central volume. One suite serves as part of the street wall and forms a gatehouse, the other defines a garden area with views to a lake beyond. Southern exposure is provided to all major rooms to enhance the quality of these spaces.

The lower level provides extensive recreational facilities including a billiards room, an exercise room and a home theater. The lower courtyard located outside these spaces contains a swimming pool and whirlpool spa. Building services and domestic help quarters are located on this level.

The upper level contains an extensive master suite. This suite includes an entry foyer, his and hers dressing areas, extensive bath, and a private stair to a rooftop terrace. Included on the second floor are two additional bedroom suites.

Recognizing the Chinese appreciation of material complexity, the villa is defined by a series of differently textured and colored stone walls. The street and site walls are sheathed with smooth, buff-colored limestone from central China.