This upstate New York estate perches on steep granite outcroppings above the dramatic Hudson Valley. The designed landscape, which flows up and over the building, works on a broad scale to connect the house with its surrounding environment, blurring the line between construction and natural state.
The building’s main approach follows a stone-stepped berm, directing
visitors past a lushly-planted green roof en route to the front door. Small
mounds and boulders, foraged from the site, are arranged throughout the
landscape to blend the house into the forests and granite around it. The
residence is a cold-weather home for the family, so Future Green designed the
plantings to bloom in fall and early spring, with special consideration given
to their winter form and presence.