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A large tract of undeveloped longleaf pine forest and cypress swamp in the southern United States is the setting for a new residence that GPSA is designing at the core of a hunting preserve. Inspired by historic 1920’s and 30’s hunting plantation houses in the region, GPSA’s design will be elegant and comfortable, graciously accommodating up to 16 guests. The new main house replaces an existing residence set on the bluff site overlooking a large pond.

In addition to the main house, the firm will also design several new outbuildings on the plantation, including a guesthouse, stables, and kennels. We are collaborating with New York landscape designer Deborah Nevins to establish a new entrance drive and oak allée, and to create an entourage of formal gardens around the new main house. The house site overlooking the pond, set within a new landscape of gardens and terraces, will create a dynamic counterpoint to the expanse of naturally wild woodland that surrounds this winter retreat. Construction is underway and set to be complete by the fall of 2015.

New Residence in the South

Rendering of entrance façade of new main house