East End Compound
This wind-swept five-acre site fronts a land reserve in the South Fork of Long Island. John B. Murray Architects and Victoria Hagan Interiors reimagined the existing 2011 home and worked with the team at RBLA to integrate house, garden, and land.
Outdoor precincts now engage the house while maintaining clear views. Solitary or grouped specimen trees provide vertical interest and are planted with lower story grasses and shrubs, becoming destination gardens within the garden. Bluestone pavers with lawn joints lead to garden rooms adjacent to the house and pool. A curvaceous new front walkway gently contrasts the stateliness and rectilinear shape of the home. Two sides of the house are surrounded by a low stone wall, framing the broad vista, and grounding the house to the vastness of the property. Trees, box, grasses, and hydrangea are a foil for the lush greensward. A variety of surfaces, custom designed planters, and a stone wellhead offer texture and detail to delight the eye.