The goal for this project was to design a private sanctuary with the feeling of an old-world English estate garden. Formal elements blend with the existing topography to create a design which embraces the rich pastoral setting of the surrounding property.

The design of the house, driveway, and garden elements paid great respect to the existing conditions of the site by preserving as many trees as possible. Along the perimeter of the site, strategic planting addresses privacy without interrupting any scenic views.

The tumbled paver driveway sweeps around the focal point of the motor court: a limestone sculpture acquired from a local automotive manufacturer's private estate. Surrounding the piece are sculpted boxwood hedges and annual plantings sporting vibrant colors. Irregular fon du lac walkways bordered by stone curbing lead to the entrances to the residence. In the rear, a stone terrace sheltered by a wooden pergola offers sweeping views of the garden and the adjacent country club. The garden itself is composed of multiple levels and distinct spaces connected by a series of stone steps and planting design.