Common real estate practice places a premium on coastal bluff homesites, but the landscape architect of this development had
a different idea of value: Instead of giving that prime location to a single homeowner, he left the bluffs open to all, thus
making them a community amenity. He also allowed only 50 percent of the land for private ownership, designed roads to follow
the land’s natural contours, and emphasized the bluff, meadow, hedgerow, and forest over ostentatious house placements.