RAEBECK HOUSE AND GARDENS

Raebeck Residence
Raebeck Residence

Raebeck Residence
Raebeck Residence

View across the garden patio toward house and garage

Raebeck Residence
Raebeck Residence

Garden and patio details

Raebeck Residence
Raebeck Residence

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  • Renovation

  • New Construction

Project Information

 

The Raebeck project involved the transformation of a 1920s Georgian suburban house located on a flat, half-acre site next door to a tennis club. The original house, an object in space, was surrounded by a relatively undeveloped, informal landscape.

We designed a modest addition (breakfast room/greenhouse) and two freestanding structures (carport and outdoor shower).  All three share a common motif of gable ends and pediments built in white painted wood that compliment the Georgian style of the original house. A new brick driveway leading to the carport adjacent to the greenhouse addition functions as a terrace overlooking the garden  The garden includes an open lawn surrounded by informal planting beds. The lawn is separated by shrubbery from an outdoor patio at a lower level. The patio is defined by shrubs, the edge of the carport, and the fence of the nearby tennis club. The three outdoor spaces — the driveway terrace, the open lawn, and the more private patio — are informally composed and connected.

Raebeck House & Gardens
Mt Vernon, NY