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Laurel Hill
Water Mill, New York, 2001-02
This country manor is situated within a large clearing on a 26-acre wooded site. Intimate gardens on one side of the home are countered by expansive lawn and meadows on the other. Beech hedge and boxwood define the tighter outdoor living spaces centered on the kitchen. Wild flowers and an apple orchard characterize the meadow, where a narrow 75-ft. swimming pool, cabana and pergola are hidden. Rusticated walls demarcate the two districts, accessed by a wide, informal grass ramp. The subtle use of agricultural references create a simple elegance desired by the clients.

Photos: Barney Sloan (#3, 8 - 13)