Peter Culley - Partner in Charge
Stacey Farinholt - Landscape Architect
Defining the setting for a cluster of new structures, the landscape masterplan uses systems from the 18th century English Picturesque to adjust and mould the existing setting creating long and close intense views around the pond of this Orange, VA adjacent farm. This system is also taken into the buildings as a conceptual driver of apertures and relationships back to points in the constructed landscape.
The mile long approach to the pond across the farm has been reconsidered to form a constructed arrival experience. The site has been investigated as a series of ecological conditions - wet and dry hedgerow, wild meadow and woodland - with new plant materials and ground treatments to create and accentuate.
3 pavilions - the kitchen, the living room and the dining room - each eroded by the views the others reach towards, form a central gathering point that looks beyond towards a jetty on the pond, a privy in the woods, a bee keeper’s dell and a log store.
For more information on the pavilions, click here