APLD Merit Award 2014Jan Johnsen, Johnsen Landscapes & Pools
Project Title : Riverhouse
Project Location : Briarcliff Manor, NY
2014 Award: The site is a large, steeply sloped, partially wooded, west-facing property. It is characterized by large rock outcrops and the topsoil layer is fairly thin. The site faces the Hudson River. Our inspiration for the property was to create a feeling similar to that of the Hudson River School painting style: refined yet naturalistic. The design creates an impressive yet harmonious setting that enhances the spectacular nature of the site. Our environmental objective was to minimize storm runoff, retain as much of the native rock outcrops as possible and use plants suitable for slope conditions.