This newly constructed in-town home is sited to maximize views. The clients wanted a residence and garden on a historic family retreat for recreation, farming & maintaining enduring generational presence. Materials were carefully selected to achieve the appearance of a timeless rural retreat in NC. Restrained detailing characterize this garden as a rustic modern masterpiece. Simple plantings, stone walls & terraces sweeps of native grasses and trees are composed to create a sense of successional plantings and permanence.