The landscape design for this southern residence centered around the spirit of an estate, with experiences and multiple destinations folded in across the property.
Immediately upon entry, the site is imbued with a sense of discovery. Shaded views hide the home from view, until suddenly the landscape opens to an expanse of lawn and light, and the stately Georgian “house atop a hill” is revealed.
Established elegance was implemented using mature plantings to humanize the vastness of the estate and to artfully knit the property into the surroundings. Hoerr Schaudt used the home’s axial architecture to ensure that every view of the landscape was framed like a beautiful painting.
The main floor of the home overlooks an elegant pool terrace and formal lawn surrounded by lush perennial gardens, and beyond a woodland edge and hillside are ignited with ephemeral color. A richly layered border screens, filters and frames views outside the property. At the base of the hillside, the landscape transforms into a beautiful lattice garden room for the family vegetable, herb, and cutting garden, with a fruit orchard blossoming across the way.
With delightful surprises tucked around every corner, this magical estate delivers wondrous exploration and spaces for memory-making for years to come.