The land here is pure. The plants here have survived the glaciers of the last ice age and beyond. The house built here must be worthy of the land. The house should blend in as everything that survives here must blend in. The house must be warm on the bitter cold winter days. The house must be cool on the hot humid summer days. The house should age like the rocks. The house should be as graceful as the oaks. The house should be quiet as others live here, too.
Tall oak trees start as tiny acorns. A dream house starts as a dream, then you get an old schoolbus.