Serenity and natural harmony is built in to the Japanese-influenced Beaver Dam residence. Outside, balconies and a lower deck overlook the property’s fishpond and the gentle, understated water feature that flows into it from a steel trough. A hot tub and firepit allow for making the most of the calm and quiet of this private, secluded home. Swisspearl concrete siding paired with elegant wood accents, plus a rain screen, gives the exterior a polished, sleek appeal. Flat roofs and large skylights enhance the blend between nature and the modern, clean lines of the home. Inside, an imposing 16-foot fireplace of imported British Isles stone creates a stunning centerpiece between the living and dining rooms. The kitchen features museum-style lighting, and a Donald Judd artwork is incorporated into the home’s design. A modern glass staircase in the entryway is a subtle work of art in and of itself. Pale marble gives a clean aesthetic in the kitchen and master bathroom, which also features clerestory windows, contrasting with the dark wood and stone in one of the home’s three bathrooms. Each of the three bedrooms has gorgeous views through large windows, making every retreat in the home a relaxing extension of nature. The Army Core of Engineers assisted in navigating building the foundation in the natural wetlands of the area, which resulted in extreme amounts of underground water to contend with during construction, a challenge that Shaeffer Hyde relished in bringing this stately, serene home to life.