The owners purchased a 300-acre property in Stony Point, Virginia, for development as a vacation home where they could enjoy riding and spending time with their horses. Peter LaBau Architects designed a new house and barn and brought Grounded in to develop the site and consult on the equine facilities.
Despite its ample size, the site is comprised of large areas of steep slopes and considerable forested land. Grounded determined the pasture acreage requirements, additional open land needed to sustain their herd, suggested storage buildings, fencing layouts and provided the design team with alternative pasture, road and barn layouts to help the team determine the building sites that best suited the owner's goals.
This project is currently in master planning stages. Rockpile Construction plans to break ground on the main house Summer 2017.