Hawkes Bay Residence 3
This 100 acre site with stream and river frontage is defined by its exceptional topography. Proposals by PCLA included a new entrance, driveway access to two new house sites and extensive tree planting. Plans incorporated existing trees on the upper plateau and a long line of mature Lombardy Poplars. Planting proposals aimed to visually enhance the striking topography while defining spaces and land use (associated with either farm or homestead). The proposed principal house site and island/hill on the lower river terrace become the pivot around which views were reinforced across the farm and beyond to the adjacent countryside. Plantings are programmed well in advance of the proposed building design. Fencing and farm management are reorganised to sustain a design concept which considers the entire farm landscape.