Hillsdale Residence

This is a country house that serves as a weekend escape for a New York City couple. The house rests on a curving, level platform carved into the slope with precise embankments, while the pool terrace grows out of the slope and is supported by rectilinear fieldstone walls.

The winding driveway gradually climbs the slope and arrives at a parking court set to the side of the residence. An existing hedgerow defines the property's edge, and new planting, reminiscent of a hedgerow, connects the property's edge to the house, concealing the pool fence.

Set against a backdrop of a deciduous forest, a grove of river birch trees provides a transition from the taller woodland to the open terrace. The orientation of the pool and its bluestone terrace, captures the long view to the distant hills.
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