A recent architectural renovation was completed for this home in Irvington NY. Careful attention to architectural details made the home stunning. The site needed similar cultivating in order to create balance between the interior and exterior of the home.
The lot size is modest and lacks privacy from the family’s main entrance. The guest entry needed softening while gently fading into the steep grade. Circulation and movement around the home needed to be established while gently painting the landscape with native perennials and grasses.
Starting with black architectural details on the custom railings, fence panels and landing creates drama with clean lines. It also allows the plantings to pop and shine. The staggered bluestone “paving strips” allow for walkways that seamlessly fade into the lawn and planting beds. The space is finished with gentle privacy from the street with modern fence panels in a staggered fashion to allow breath into the space. The classic beauty of the European Hornbeam Trees creates additional upper story privacy while adding color in the fall and structure in the winter.