Designed for an Upper Eastside family, their home now extends well beyond the boundary of their confined apartment. From everyday life rituals, to those occasions shared with a circle of good friends, this nurturing respite provides a counterpoint to compressed interior lives.

Undulating white netting surrounds the perimeter while an "outdoor chat room" sits on the corner.   These high back bench/planters afford a sense of enclosure while conversing with a friend under a stand of birch trees.   The busy New York intersection below can be barely heard while dramatic views down the avenue dazzle the eye.

A twisted portal leads to a garden of secrets... a more secluded and intimate space outside the master bedroom. The project resulted from a fruitful collaboration with the designer Frances Levine... a "mover and shaper of landscape."