This project is an exemplary example of traditional English architecture and classic garden design in new construction. The home is situated on 2.8 wooded acres in Cherry Hill Township, N J. The Master Plan for this site was to preserve as many trees as practical, terrace the property in order to maintain the existing topographic character, resolve a drainage concern, and create traditional garden rooms for varied outdoor experiences. The entrance is a grand and gated driveway of paver stone. The property’s foreground is a park-like setting with extensive lawns and plantings, a limestone water feature is central to the house’s entrance, and the rear yard is a series of terraced gardens that include garden areas for a private spa, synthetic putting green, parterre garden, pergola, brick and stone barbeque, tennis court and pavilion.
An extensive underground stormwater retention system was designed and installed in order to accommodate the additional runoff. The drainage design was sensitively integrated into the various terraces and provides groundwater recharge of all additional waters from the new construction.