Delchester, PA

Located on a 40 acre site in rural Delaware County, this project is representative of the landscape vocabulary of the Brandywine region; gentle hills of pasture land, wood lots, divided by stream valleys stone walls and fences.

The residence, designed by architect John Milner, is inspired by the vernacular fieldstone farmhouses that expand incrementally over time in the region.

The site planning involved placement of the house and out buildings, entry drive, fences, orchard, swimming pool and gardens. The house is nestled seamlessly within the landscape, positioned to take advantage of sunlight and the expansive views. An intimate terrace and naturalized water feature transition between the house and pool garden beyond. The plantings are designed in broad sweeps sympathetic to the scale of the surrounding landscape, juxtaposed to an entry garden with a more varied palette near the understated entrance to the house.