Woodland Retreat

Bedford Hills, NY

This five-acre property in Bedford Hills included a natural woodland and rolling topography. Site conditions varied from deep shade to dappled sunlight, offering a range of mircroclimates to work with. Inspired by the natural existing features, GJL designed a woodland understory and planted more trees to diversify the forest and create additional habitat.  A custom water feature on the deck complimented the naturalistic style perfectly.  Later phases included a grand flagstone staircase leading to the tennis court, and a bioswale to intercept stormwater sheetflow.