Xanadu — Befores

When the adjacent two-acre horse paddock became available, summer residents up from Manhattan to the country from late May to frost snapped it up. No wonder! They had an arm-length wishlist of what needed to take place there, including a poolhouse/guesthouse, a pool, an additional garage, a studio, huge cutting & vegetable gardens, an additional garden shed, an orchard for tree-borne fruits as well as beds for “soft” fruits such as grapes & raspberries, & perimeter privacy plantings.

It was soon clear that, far from placing everything in the already-grassed paddock, every bit of the entire site must be called to action. The result? An entire world of activities & enjoyment, fit together with lapidary precision.