This property was constructed by George A. Hay,an award winning architect who was a resident of Delaware County for over 80 years. His architecture practice was located at 1 W. Second St. in Media. Mr Hay and his family were the sole owners of this home since 1953.The unique setting is a one of a kind property in Media, Pennsylvania. Special emphasis was made to preserve the secluded setting. Mr. Hay was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. He sought to physically and spiritually embrace the natural world in a similar manner as Mr. Wright; employing a daring and innovative architecture set among the forest landscape. Mr. Hay's concept was to develop a hideaway home overlooking the local stream while being located in the heart of Media close to local transportation and a short distance to downtown Philadelphia. The large tree as you enter is on the United States historic register; it is over 300 yrs. old. In 1970 a new addition to the west of the original house was added. The foundation was hand dug to ensure that none of the landscape was disturbed. While the home is currently maintained as a two unit residence, it was originally designed as a single family home and the original drawings included a connecting stairway from the first to the second floor. Special care was taken to utilize unique materials from Delaware and Chester County. Specifically, the wood entry paneling was from a Kennett Square mushroom house that was saved and maintained to provide warm entry into the home. The house was carefully located on the lot to take advantage of the unique lighting and the sounds of the stream. The natural shading of the forest and cool water from the spring ensure the house remains relatively cool in the hottest months. The two adjoining lots together ensure that no one can build close to the home preserving the quiet tranquility of the location. There are walking trails through the two lots which enable the homeowner to truly appreciate the sights and sounds of the location.