STUYVESANT HEIGHTS, NEW YORK
Zen + cocktails = yes please! This landscape is less than 600 square feet in total area so it was imperative that the interior and exterior spaces flowed together. The homeowners are practicing Buddhists who love to entertain as well as enjoy the outdoors with their two children. Their key requirements included privacy from the surrounding homes, a place for meditation, movie nights under the stars and a lounge for after dinner cocktails. The landscape theme pointed towards simple modern solutions like horizontal fencing, built in storage as seating, a retractable shade that doubles as a projection screen, and strong blocks of foliage and flowers. A Buddha statue and modern accent furniture were sourced to round out the atmosphere.