Gardener’s Majestic Hudson River Home Is Surrounded by Edible Gardens

Posted On Thu, May 12, 2016 By

Posted On Thu, May 12, 2016 By In Architecture, Getting Away, Landscape Architecture, Upstate

This beautiful Hudson River estate is not only a stunning gateway with sweeping views and luscious gardens, but it’s also a gardener’s home with significant historic, cultural and ecological value. The estate, which is comprised of many buildings, once served as a farm, a gentleman’s club, a nursing home and a camp before Janice Parker Landscape Architects turned it into a nature-lovers retreat. In addition to featuring expansive views of the Hudson River and being surrounded by a rolling forest and farms, the estate delves deeper into the realm of Eden with its lush carpets of creeping thymus, blooming perennials and a full assortment of edible plants.

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The project’s aim was to preserve the home’s historic value and to turn the estate’s multiple sites into one succinct destination through careful plantings. Janice Parker was also mindful of the NYC aqueduct that runs underground through the property’s 117 acres.

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Another goal was to preserve and enhance the stunning views out to the Hudson River. As such, Parker created a 50-foot infinity edge pool just off the home’s patio. The water reflects the western sunsets, greenery and sky across its seamless surface.

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Water is in fact used throughout the project to achieve various effects. For example, the sound of water trickling in the fountains muffles road noises off the busy highway which runs along the rear of the property.

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The landscaping was designed to keep the site enclosed, and in particular, to keep wild deer roaming the gardens. Perennial gardens were also enclosed in boxwood hedges. The rear fountain garden was decorated with flowers and anchored with a duo of sky pencil hollies to add a majestic edge to the blossoms.

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A lush carpet of creeping thymus soften the look of the fountain’s stone stepping path, while fruit gardens frame the driveway. The traditional vegetable garden was placed so it could be seen from the main home of this very lucky owner.

See more blooming designs by Janice Parker Landscape Architects here.

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