stony point, VIRGINIA
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.
Site design required a range of scales from overall master planning to fine detailing of the site terraces, walls, planting and pool. Despite its ample acreage, 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. An endless edge pool with exposed stone face sits within a meadow of grasses that cascade down a hillside with incredible views.
Rockpile Construction intends to break ground in December 2017. Grounded oversaw clearing of overgrowth and installation of a new pasture in Fall 2017 and looks forward to watching the site progress over the following months.