House at Leeside Farm
Layers in the Landscape
New Hope, PA

Project Type

Along the edge of a steeply sloping bluff overlooking the Delaware River, Hillier designed a crisp and clean single-family residence.

Integrated Landscape


To take advantage of the river views, the full length of the north elevation is comprised of floor-to-ceiling glass. On southern and western exposures, the home is sheltered from the sun with stone walls, deep overhangs, and a cantilevered canopy near the entry, nestled below a sod roof.

A Pivotal Point


The central pavilion wraps living, dining and kitchen areas. Sheathed with glass on all four sides, it rises on eight steel columns to a wafer-thin roof line and deep overhangs. Adjoining the pavilion on one side is a pivotal point of the residence—the greeting room. Encased in zinc, this conical room incorporates fireplace flues into its sculpted shape. Twisting outward from this space is the office and master bedroom wing, including an indoor lap pool and exercise area. Between the sloping zinc roof of the pool and the master suite is a sky-lit gallery and dressing area.