Rock Ford Farm
Hume, Virginia
Rock Ford Farm was built for a client with keen interest in architecture, history, and gardening. ALA was commissioned to fit the house into the landscape and shape the gardens to reflect the periods and varying scales of the new house. Sited by the landscape architect, the house straddles a dominant ridgeline maximizing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding rolling pastures. Distinctive hardwood trees were preserved providing age and scale while the site was carefully terraced. Trees were selectively culled to open views to the Rappahannock River beyond. This approach seamlessly knit the house and gardens to the agrarian landscape.