We start all our projects with a site analysis. We visit the site with a copy of the tree and topographical survey to determine the best views, trees, and anything you may not want to see from your house (like a neighbor's back porch). We also take lots of photos. After we get back to the office, we determine the best location on the site for the house. Neighborhood setbacks, OCRM River Buffers, breezes, solar orientation, are all factors in the siting of the house.
Here are few photos of this great site & sketches of a fun new house.