Sagaponack, New York
The Fiarfield Pond project is an example of new infrastructure creates opportunity to improve and restore the natural systems of a site, and its surrounding context. The project site was highlighted by a dilapidated home that was falling into the Atlantic Ocean; the result of a receding shoreline. The landscape was comprised of overgrown ornamental and invasive planting types, which had out-competed the native plant species.
The new design relies in a minimalist approach to development, that harmonizes with the natural systems of the site. Walls and terraces of limestone rise out of the grade, with a completely native planting palate blurring the lines between structure and site. The result is a project that feels appropriate in its natural setting.