Untitled Farm is an 11-acre Design & Build project located in Far Hills, New Jersey. Designed as a private family compound 45-minutes from Manhattan, the project features an 7,400 sq ft main residence, car barn, cocktail pool, tennis, and guest residence.
The design brief for the project was to design a family compound centered around a house of substance and elegance, but that did not project itself too much into the landscape or feel out of place in its surroundings. The parcel is elevated from the street level and the residence and guesthouse sit on a perch overlooking the adjacent countryside. The design called for the existing house dating to the 1950's to be razed to make way for the new residence. This involved the demolition of the existing structure and its concrete foundation, as well as the complete re-design and installation of new electric, gas, and sanitary systems. An old service barn that was situated on an elevated embankment was removed and a new guest/pool house and pool were constructed with unobstructed views to the main residence and the horizon. The existing service barn was upgraded for additional automobile and utility storage and an old clay tennis court dating to the 1940's was resurrected and refurbished into top condition.
The landscape plan involved clearing years of over growth from the home site as well as the perimeter of the property to allow for new fencing and plantings. A new drive entry gate was installed and mature plantings were designated for the entrance and street-facing areas for maximum noise reduction and privacy, as well as around the new structures and tennis area, and complete irrigation systems were installed throughout.
M. Frederick design created and executed the conceptual design for the entire project, including technical and architectural design, landscape design, construction management, and interior design.