The Farm

Bedminster, NJ
Claudia Levy for Cummin Associates 1989-2001

The master plan for this large property included a new one half mile curvilinear driveway that passes through a group of existing farm buildings on the way to the main residential complex. The old drive had been a straight line to the house through an old alley of sycamore trees. These trees were retained, and missing ones replaced.  The new drive affords a series of picturesque views of the grounds.

In the farm area, a new equipment barn was sited and designed, and new 4-rail post-and-rail pasture fencing was laid out and installed.

A later design phase for a stable complex to accommodate the client’s show horses included a 20-stall barn, attached indoor riding arena, staff housing, separate hay-storage building, paddocks, and turn-out fields.

The design for the main residential complex included moving an ill-sited tennis court, incorporating a very large out-building (indoor pool) and extensive planting.