First Impressions . . .

Among the most ambitious projects in the extensive landscape plan developed by Daniel Robey at Huntlands Landscape Architecture (some of which are reasonable, some aspirational) is the creation of a new Arrival Court at the front of the house. As in many old homes, the front entry has faded into disuse—it opens directly into the living room, it’s nowhere near the parking spaces, and the mailbox, coat closet, and keys all reside next to a side door entering into a space curiously called “the Keeping Room”. This arrangement also means that instead of presenting the facade of a fairly interesting 18th century stone house to the world, visitors come upon a somewhat quotidian (albeit tasteful) 1970s addition. Daniel’s idea was to place the charm of Willow Greens Farm front and center for public view.

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