Riverfront Transformation

Located along a wetland complex and in a flood zone, this property overlooks a tidal river that joins the Long Island Sound. Prior to the significant improvements, the 1.1-acre site included an aged swimming pool, 360 feet of degraded seawall, and a disjointed array of plants, fences, and patios.

To manage the considerable site challenges, RBLA assembled a team of engineering specialists to devise a master plan that stabilizes the shoreline, includes rain gardens and a sub-surface leaching system to improve water quality. Garden rooms within the revitalized landscape make connections to the house and the river. Fescue-lawn joints between bluestone pavers increase stormwater infiltration and soften the well-loved pool garden. The outcome marries environmental strategies with classic design principals to create a functional, cohesive, and visually appealing landscape. All furniture, woodwork, planters, and lighting were selected or custom-designed by RBLA.

At Home FC, A-List Award Winner, Landscape: Greater than 1 Acre, 2021
ASLA New York, Residential Landscape Architecture Design, Merit Award, 2020