The biggest design dilemma was the giant oak tree
enclosed by the home. This particular part of the property, which the family loved, is surrounded by limiting geography, including a creek on one side. They had no choice but to build in this particular spot. "It's a beautiful old majestic tree, and we couldn't get rid of it," Marc says. With some creativity and ingenuity, he managed to integrate the tree into the design and build around it. Although it is a spectacular sight, Marc says, "It did break up the house. It would have had more open flow without the tree."