When a growing family bought a historic farm property on Eastern Long Island, they were thrilled that the surroundings were studded with impressive, mature trees. But they wanted to do more than just look at the landscape. They hired architect John Ike of Ike Kligerman Barkley to update and expand the house, and turned to Edmund Hollander of Hollander Design Landscape Architects to design gardens that would root the house to the surrroundings, create spaces for al fresco dining, and encourage meandering walks and contemplative moments. Hollander used stone excavated on the site to create walls and stairs that evoke the past, and established new plantings and pathways that encourage active engagement with the land, and turn the stunning views into an active presence.
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