Honoring the farmhouse style architecture of the main house called for a landscape that would bring balanced composition to the site. The first phase of landscape began where only a newly built swimming pool sat on axis with the main residence — the pool house structures wouldn’t be designed and built for several years. When the pool area was completed, a cedar pergola was built to connect the two pool houses and allow for dappled shade, a refuge from an otherwise exposed area.
Using the farm house vernacular, Hoerr Schaudt utilized modest materials like limestone and cedar, while the plant matrix takes contextual cues from the wider landscape with a focus on durability. A tapestry of plants like Alchemilla, Roses, Nepeta and Stachys with plumes of grasses create a framework of organized chaos.