Cheyne Residence, North Woodstock, Connecticut


Began in the winter of 2004, this project is now in its 7th year.

My book “Connecticut Arcadia” documents the first four years.

The house is Frank Lloyd Wright inspired. It is set in a 9 acre wooded and wetland area in North Woodstock Connecticut near the Massachusetts border. The placement of the house in the land continues the spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright as it sits under the brow of the hill.

The area near the house is Japanese garden inspired with areas of different aggregates and gravels and sparse plantings of acers and soft touch pines. A path meanders around the house and extends into the surrounding land providing viewing ‘platforms.’ Indigenous and deer resistant plants make up the bulk of the plantings.

In 2010 a Japanese inspired raked stone garden was installed. A gate to isolate and contain this from the rambunctous Berenese Montain Dogs is to be installed in the summer of 2011.