The site for the Dodge house is the top of a granite ridge, which has a small area on it with a relatively flat top. The house itself is seated just to one side of this flat area so as not to dominate the ridge. The idea was to have the house serve as a protecting wall for this space which was developed into a garden area with a natural swimming pool built into the existing rock formations.
The main wall of the house faces down a valley which has a view of Mt. Washington in the distance, and all the major rooms share this view.
The form of the house is seen as an element in the landscape that expresses a certain strength visually, in is relation to the surrounding mountains, and practically, having to withstand possible winds of one hundred miles an hour plus.