Upstate, New York

Called a “park” in the manner of an English estate, with sculpted landforms, newly created waterbodies, an expansive walking trail, and carefully sited sculpture, this 50-acre private estate in Upstate New York integrates meadow and habitat restoration with modern architecture. Providing a topographically rich setting for a rigorous pair of modernist white-shingled houses, the landscape design exists as the pastoral backdrop for the architecture. A tremendous amount of grading (tens of thousands of cubic yards of fill were moved within the site) conveys the sense that this landscape has always been there.

with Steven Harris Architects