Nestled between adjoining hillsides, the grounds of this home were first developed in the 1920s by Axel Laursen, a prominent investor. Wanting to give back to the community, he employed local tradesmen who found themselves without jobs during the Great Depression to build the grounds which would be open to the public. Elaborate fountains, a stone horse bridge, a bathhouse, and various walking paths were built on-site. They also harnessed the river to build a natural swimming area above the dam. These relics from the past dwelling are found in harmony with the new; a perfect balance that pays homage to the land and unique history of the property.