The kiosk was probably the first permanent non-farm structure ever built on this land.  It was designed as a base for spending time outside generally, at the only swimming pond on the property, at a site with a well framed prospect of hills and valleys to the south.  The kiosk is a pavilion that is higher and wider in the “front”, which is open to the pond and the view and the sky, than in the back, a bit similar in shape to a bandshell.  Its form and materials (wide eaves, projecting beams) are intended to evoke the early 1900’s “bungalow” movement of Stickley and Greene & Greene, the finest ever architectural expression of American values.