This original, Norman Jaffe designed residence, sited between Sagaponack’s potato fields and exposed dunescape, creates a minimalist natural environment set within the dunes. Rolling red fescue meadows were planted to bring the flat farm fields up to the undulating dunes. The Meadows hide the driveway and maintain the open views of land and sky. To serve the tremendous amount of fill needed to recreate a dune, a new pond was created, complete with emergent and sub-mergent vegetation. Large stands of native plants tie the landscape together and blur blur the boundaries of architecture and landscape.
Adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, the Sagaponack Garden evokes the spirit and luxury of an exotic outdoor resort. The neutral tones of the hardscape set against lush green plantings establish a calming color palette. The garden is organized along one major axis that extends from the main house to the back of the property. Spurring from this central axis is a sequence of spaces starting with a ground-covered apple orchard that leads to a variety of outdoor rooms each with its own unique function.These small scale spaces are unified by are unified by their shared focus on an expansive infinity-edge swimming pool.
This award winning 3 acre property is sited on a unique spit of land between the tranquil bay and turbulent ocean. The design is calm and simple yet refined. Multiple French limestone terraces frame views in all directions and seemingly disappear with the surrounding dune landscape. The Use of water at the vanishing edge pool serves a dual purpose, both mimicking the tranquility of the bay and the sound of the ocean on the waterfall wall. Native vegetation was planted throughout to tie the spaces together and to bring the surrounding dunes right up to the residence.
This two-acre property links both a former potato field and upland forest together with a clean and understated aesthetic. The all native plant palette was chosen to naturalize with the existing vegetation and create a seamless transition. A modern Raised Rim-flow pool strikes a counterpoint with the meadow grasses and formalizes the landscape into a heightened sequence of space.
The Tuckahoe residence is based around the concept of a French inspired lawn panel, or Tapis Vert. Formal gardens with boxwood parterres, flowering espalier and fragrant beds of lavender adorn the landscape, while a natural meadow serves as a visual and physical connection to pristine wetlands that lie beyond the edges of the property.
In Collaboration with Edwina von Gal Landscape Design, This six acres property contains carefully organized garden spaces set into a park-like setting. Many large trees (with trunks up to 36” in diameter) were relocated on site to accommodate a new residence, guest house, and swimming pool. The site is organized along two main axial lines that extend from the house and guest house. The axes cross at a circular reflecting pool surrounded by Kousa dogwoods and a tea house. Other spaces on the property include the Hydrangea Walk, Heirloom Apple Orchard, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Birch Grove, Privet Allée, and the David Dawn Rose Arbor. Together the various garden rooms provide a multitude of experiences.