The most striking feature on this beautiful one acre site in Brookline, Massachusetts was a fifty foot tall beech tree that the clients and Meyer & Meyer agreed should be maintained. In addition to respecting this tree, the real challenge was to design a new 6,300 square foot home on a narrow but deep lot while resisting the temptation to design a house that appears sideways. Instead, Meyer & Meyer created a true front elevation facing the high-profile street. The owners’ request for a powerful front façade drove many design decisions from the selection of the large pudding stone material to the arched passage through the home. A large patio area and pool are planned.