Formerly domestic quarters for an historic estate manor, this property’s revamp preserved the surrounding well-established woodland, which is anomalous within the built-up suburban context. The layout respects the mature tree canopy, while providing a flowing, almost unconstructed ambiance. Continuous interest is achieved through profuse plantings, softened edges, and meandering, asymmetrical pathways. Grade transitions become indistinct as features such as the biomorphic shaped pool are nestled into the lush hillside.
Design Team: Peter Batchelor & Associates Architects, LLC
Photography: Stephen Govel Photography