The 2-1/2 acre site, heavily wooded and steep, is adjacent to the New Almaden Quicksilver Park behind the Almaden Golf Course. The house is accessed by a long driveway and is not in view of any other residence.
Due to the steep site, many floor levels are used to fit the terrain and to separate special activity areas -- master bedroom suite, office, children's sleeping and play area, and adult entertaining.
The house was originally designed in English half-timber style, but was changed to redwood siding to reduce costs. A 3-car garage with studio above is detached.