Near the village of New Salem in the Hudson Valley, this fifty acre homestead is comprised of a residence, carriage house, gardens, pool, farm pond, and orchard. Existing stands of native woodland were preserved to frame distant views of horse pastures and provide shade during summer months and protection from winter winds. The design embraces the concept of bringing the surrounding countryside into the property, with sweeping lawns, gently sloping topography and simple courtyard spaces around the house and garden. Long plantings of grasses frame lawn areas and are a reminder of the surrounding agriculture and field patterns found throughout the Valley.
Boston Society of Landscape Architects | Honor Award 2008