Design Concepts

What greater form of economy could be practiced than making something useful serve as a source of beauty. The whole plan of the stable is curved, like the truncated plan of a ship - the curve being expressed in the ridge and, in fact, throughout the entire roof - as may be seen in the photographs. The effect is an extremely satisfactory impression of great age where the building has settled into the land on which it stands. The tower walls slope almost imperceptibly from the roof to the ground, creating a structure that is narrower at the top and consistent with how a similar stone tower would have been built centuries ago.

 The 110' x 200' Riding Arena is partially sunken into the landscape, which creates a unique vantage point for spectators. The arena is defined by WoodGuard low maintenance rail fencing. This fencing starts with a structurally sound solid wood core treated with a non-toxic organic borate compound to protect against dry rot, termites, and fungus. Finally, it is then coated in an engineered, UV-stabilized plastic blend which requires NO PAINTING...ever. Dust and footing moisture level control is provided by four, recessed and rider safe, 60 gpm Hunter I-90 rotor sprinklers. Application can be automatic or manual at over 120 gallons per minute.

The 110' x 200' Riding Arena is partially sunken into the landscape, which creates a unique vantage point for spectators. The arena is defined by WoodGuard low maintenance rail fencing. This fencing starts with a structurally sound solid wood core treated with a non-toxic organic borate compound to protect against dry rot, termites, and fungus. Finally, it is then coated in an engineered, UV-stabilized plastic blend which requires NO PAINTING...ever. Dust and footing moisture level control is provided by four, recessed and rider safe, 60 gpm Hunter I-90 rotor sprinklers. Application can be automatic or manual at over 120 gallons per minute.

 The arena observation in Summer lawn provides shaded areas to sit and watch the rider.

The arena observation in Summer lawn provides shaded areas to sit and watch the rider.

 Copper step flashing at the slate roof to stone wall intersection.

Copper step flashing at the slate roof to stone wall intersection.

 The stable and tower both have graduated slate and copper roofing with an imported English clay tile "hogsback" ridge cap.

The stable and tower both have graduated slate and copper roofing with an imported English clay tile "hogsback" ridge cap.

  Spanish Lavender, Russian Sage , Salvia and Wisteria adorn the stable

Spanish Lavender, Russian Sage , Salvia and Wisteria adorn the stable

 Both the barn and stall dutch doors are custom built pine with custom designed,  h  and-forged iron , period strap hinges and one of a kind latches and blanket rails. The interlocking rubber aisle way pavers are 1-3/4" thick.

Both the barn and stall dutch doors are custom built pine with custom designed, hand-forged iron, period strap hinges and one of a kind latches and blanket rails. The interlocking rubber aisle way pavers are 1-3/4" thick.

 Operable casement windows in each stall for cross ventilation and light.

Operable casement windows in each stall for cross ventilation and light.

 T&G Pine interior, Cast aluminum Grain feeder, Nelson waterer, Aluminum corner guards, wall to wall solid rubber two piece stall mats with center drain, 1000watt stall lights, cathedral ceiling up-lights, oak threshold

T&G Pine interior, Cast aluminum Grain feeder, Nelson waterer, Aluminum corner guards, wall to wall solid rubber two piece stall mats with center drain, 1000watt stall lights, cathedral ceiling up-lights, oak threshold

 The Sycamore lined allee leads from the house to the stable. It is bordered on the left by the Hornbeam hedged Kitchen Garden and on the right by a Rosa Rugosa hedge and the wood.

The Sycamore lined allee leads from the house to the stable. It is bordered on the left by the Hornbeam hedged Kitchen Garden and on the right by a Rosa Rugosa hedge and the wood.

 Styled Wedding photo shoot at the stable

Styled Wedding photo shoot at the stable