The Colleton Estate is a large private residence located in Bristol, VA.

 

The house rests on a golf course surrounding the house on all sides. The challenges unique to the project were the dramatic grades inherent in both the golf course and the region itself.

 

The grading and planting plan were essential to connect the numerous verandas and other outdoor spaces to one another and allow the homeowner and guests to flow through the property as if they were walking through a park or garden.

 

The entry to the house centers on a fountain creating an interior courtyard garden while the rear elevations of the house are significantly simplified to echo the shades of green of the golf course.