When Hufft began designing the house, he wanted to call out the grassy knoll and sloping hill leading to a beautiful stream. He started with the kitchen and knew it needed to have an open floor plan. In fact, it’s so open that it’s difficult to tell where the kitchen stops and where the dining room, breakfast nook and living room start. Hufft says this was intentional: During the casual hours of the day, like when the family is getting ready for work or school, the five naturally congregate in these areas. Because of the open floor plan, there are no physical barriers to separate the spaces as the family moves about. With a few finishing touches, like the built-in cabinetry and a custom metal ceiling piece in the shape of the stream located on the property, the space still feels intimate and custom—like it was made for them and only them.