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Lake House
Montauk, New York, 2007
This residential compound is situated on a steeply sloping lake-side site. A series of stones walls with oversized steps define terraced platforms for the house, guest house and swimming pool. Entrance to the property is through a structured motor court delineated by beech hedge, hydrangea and plane trees. Environmental regulations directed a palette of native plants, consistent with the local flora and the clients' request for a naturalized setting.
The gardens become progressively wilder and more exuberant as one approaches the lake.

Photos: Michael Moran Photography, Inc.
Architect: Murdock Young Architects