Hudson Valley Modern, Hudson Valley, New York
Located in the Taconic Mountains of New York, this hilltop residence is sited for long views of surrounding horse pastures, meadows, mountain vistas and nearby forest preserve. The project includes the landscapes surrounding a main house, pool house and equestrian barns. Working closely with the architect, the design of the landscape takes a minimal approach. Terraces and plantings are designed as a visual extension of the architectural features, with walls of stone and steel referencing the broader agrarian landscape. Meadow areas were restored with native species to integrate the residence into the surrounding pasture. Further from the house, horse paddocks and a vegetable garden were sited to utilize the gently sloping hillside.