2010 NJASLA Design Award

For this classic French style house, the client requested a change of the old stone patio and deck that was closed in by overgrown shrubs from a beautiful 2 acre property. We created a series of terraces as an open garden plan with modern design gestures. A large stone terrace comes off the house than steps down to another garden level using a combination of stone and turf connecting over a water channel to a crushed stone terrace - both framed in a similar geometry. The property continues to slope down into a large native woodland where we introduced an ephemeral stream bed designed to channel the natural drainage pattern.