This home defies every negative stereotype that might rightfully be cast upon contemporary split-level homes, probably because its age grants it a dignity, a quality, and a solidity denied more recent manifestations. The orientation, with the mountains in view, a bit of the bay below, is stunning. Surrounded by mature gardens, it seems as though one is beholding a legacy of nature. It is inside, however, that one feels most at home. Immediately, a graceful sensibility is perceived, a delicacy born of subtlety and refinement. Overall, there is an integrity that is seldom encountered. This is a home that need not be made into a home. It has achieved that status through decades of unfaltering love and care.