Dune Side Residence纽约东汉普顿沙丘边住宅/Edmund Hollander Landscape Architects
RESIDENTIAL DESIGN AWARD OF HONOR
Dune Side Residence, East Hampton, New York
Edmund Hollander Landscape Architect Design, P.C, New York, New York
"Lovely integration into surrounding landscape and rich plant palette. The sequence of walkways lead visitors from special place to special place."— 2006 Professional Awards Jury Comments
This project presented the extraordinary challenge of sensitively siting a series of built landscape elements into a native maritime landscape. With an extremely constrained schedule for completion, the landscape architects did extensive site inventory to map micro-climatic variations and transitions as the upland shad forest morphed into the landward side of native dune vegetation and topography.
Native clump shads (Amelanchier canadensis) were identified, protected and transplanted to allow for drives, walks and recreational facilities to be built within their habitat. To enhance the uniqueness of the wind-sculpted shads, the landscape architect worked with the landscape contractors to clear the non-native understory plantings, replacing them with a perennial shade garden of native ferns, hostas, and astilbes.
Areas for dining and entertaining were designed to compliment the contemporary architecture, utilizing ipe decking with stainless steel detailing. A series of stepped decks and terraces moved down and away from the house. Sited precisely where the natural topography sloped away from the house, these areas provide a series of spaces that become less architectural as they approach the top of the dune field.
A carefully crafted series of decks and boardwalks was created to allow access to the beach through the native double dunes. Native dune vegetation replaced invasive exotics which had taken hold to complete the restoration of these previously disturbed areas.