Future Green Studio

Garrison Residence

Highland Residence

Garrison, NY


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.