Collaboration & Craft
When purchased by the owners, this distinguished 1928 Jacobethan Revival house by architect Lewis Bowman had become disconnected from its narrow and neglected site. In addition to rehabilitation, amenities, and clear inside/outside connections, the owners wanted their garden to echo the historic character and craftsmanship of the house. They also wished to incorporate a collection of garden antiques.
A multi-level landscape, each garden room is linked to the next with grade changes that afford pleasing views. Structural and technical problem-solving led to a dynamic reinterpretation that channels early-twentieth-century landscape architect, Beatrix Ferrand. The terraces, contemporary fountain, walls, driveway, lighting, and plantings exude naturalism, formalism, and craft for a thoroughly updated, contextual, yet contemporary feeling.
LUXE, RED Award Winner, Landscape Design NY Region, 2020
ASLA New York, Residential Landscape Architecture Design, Merit Award, 2018