Iron Mountain House is a contemporary residence on a dramatic hillside overlooking a 300-acre working farm in northwest Connecticut. The landscape design develops two scales of occupying the site: the residential scale and the greater landscape scale. The residential scale seeks to create a series of meaningful gardens that interact with the volumes and contemporary gestures of the house while revealing the landscape through framed views and constructed thresholds made of stone, board formed concrete garden walls, and COR-TEN™ steel panels. The greater landscape scale seeks to connect the residence to its natural adjacencies of exposed granite ledge, forest edge, meadows, and cultivated fields. A series of walks and trails connect various points of interest on the farm including a guest house, lake, stream, and remnant orchard.
Collaborators: Rosedale Nursery, Zarecki Associates, Larry Weaner Landscape Associates, Gund Partners