What would you do with 60 acres of reclaimed forest land near Bear Branch, a tributary of the northeast Cape Fear? The Welds decided to imagine a house designed like an English country estate. The house’s appearance suggests a history as though it has been there forever, added onto over the years. The backstory of the house begins with the central structure blending the for an English country house with our Arts and Crafts idiom. Most of the architectural features are referenced to the parent house to create a compound, especially the low country guesthouse. Behind the guesthouse is a coastal barn complete with shed porch and hayloft that anchors the property buffered by woods that line the creek.