The work on this estate included the siting of the residence, the driveway design, and detailed hardscape and planting plans.  
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
 The landscape master plan for this 54 acre farm includes native hedgerows, wildlife areas, meadows, and gardens.  
       
     
       
     
 The goal of this project was to create spatial coherence between a newly constructed gallery, a pool, and the existing residence. Native plantings, including a cool season meadow and lush masses of warm season grasses, capture light and create movement to frame views. 
       
     
       
     
       
     
 Wishing to maintain the natural beauty of the place, we drew inspiration from the surrounding landscape to identify native vegetation, textures, materials, and forms. Using plant regeneration zones to filter the pool water, a pond-like swimming pool now nestles into the natural landform. 
       
     
 Working in tandem with Ballinger Architects and green roof pioneers, Roofmeadow, Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects, Inc. developed a network of conventional and roof top gardens spanning a range of extensive and intensive planting conditions for the Reading Hospital’s recent expansion project.  
       
     
 Respecting the spirit of the site, the plantings help restore the land while creating a harmonious transition into the larger landscape.  A full, naturalistic palettte of grasses and perennials echo the natural landscape while the use of simple indigenous materials, such as dry-laid stone walls, evoke the local character of Chester County. 
       
     
       
     
       
     
       
     
 Built around an existing barn and silo, this residence references the local farm vernacular of Chadds Ford.