Sagaponack, New York
This 2 acre site was a corner lot facing a busy road and had an old orchard that was renovated to become the focal point of the site design. The property had an existing house that was removed to make way for a new modern house.
The majority of the property was transformed from mowed lawn into a dynamic tall grass meadow. The only mowed section being an architectural panel of lawn in the back of the house, and mowed paths leading through the meadow areas. In addition a pool and arbor were added as cutting gardens and terraces.
Sound attenuation was a key design problem that was overcome with grading. Sound attenuation walls were buried in plantings and large trees that were selected for the amount of leaf noise they create. Several water features were also placed in the design that collectively, along with the fence and vegetation, mitigate the noise from the street.