running cedar, orlean, va.

A fieldstone wall links the main house (right side) and guesthouse of this rural Piedmont property and defines an edge of the rear gardens.

A courtyard garden extends the living room and overlooks river rapids 60 feet below.

The formal gardens coexist peacefully with the property's wilder edges.

A pergola and pea-gravel terrace, often set for dining, links the main house and guesthouse.

Outside the dining room, an alley of hawthorn trees culminates in a blue urn.

The project's site plan. This country property, more than a mile from the main road, evokes an Italian villa with its simple gables and formal relationship between the house and layered gardens.

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