Hunterdon County Farmstead, New Jersey

On a 150-year old farmstead in the rolling hills of northern New Jersey, a gentle design hand unifies a rustic farm house, barns, pastures and conveniences of the 21st century. While the homeowner embellished building construction with locally sourced materials, we found inspiration from surrounding farm lands, orchards and meadows for scale, layout and planting character. Plantings of trees, native flowering perennials and grasses distilled the native landscape, directed important views, screened distractions, shaped outdoor rooms, provided bird habitat, and offered an evolving garden picture for every season.