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Greenwich Residence

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julie farris

landscape designer

xs space
370 clinton street
brooklyn, new york 11231

email: jfarris@xsspace.com
718.694.8409
917.566.0571

www.xsspace.com
www.landstylist.com

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Julie Farris lives and works in New York City. A native New Yorker, Julie received her BA from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York and her MLA from Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Julie’s work focuses on the potential for small forgotten spaces throughout the city to become verdant, sustainable, inexpensive and aesthetic landscapes for urban residents. She has worked at several large firms in New York City, including M. Paul Friedberg and Partners as well as HLW International and Balmori Associates. In 2005, she founded a studio, XS Space LLC, and completed a temporary landscape/multi-media installation entitled Temporary Landscape: A Pasture for Urban Space in the Columbia Waterfront District in Brooklyn. In 2007 she worked in collaboration with Balmori Associates and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to complete an 8,000 square foot public space, Urban Meadow, which is now a permanent park located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In 2009 she collaborated with an artist and The Public Art Fund to build a temporary landscape installation in Tribeca in Manhattan.  Her work has focused on international projects in Rwanda and Nepal as well as residential landscapes in Long Island and townhouses in New York City.

Her work has appeared in numerous publications and books, including Architectural Digest, Landscape Architecture Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, Ladies’ Home Journal , The New York Post and The New York Times.  She is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and is a co-founder of The Big Future Group, a not- for- profit organization that designs and implements sustainable projects in developing countries. She has also recently started a highly curated online sourcebook for outdoor design called Landstylist, and you can link to the site at www.landstylist.com.  Julie resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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Greenwich Residence

This residential landscape, located in Greenwich CT, aimed to reveal the inherent beauty of the site with a planting palette that is minimal and in keeping with site conditions. The architecture, a Tudor Farmhouse dated to the 1930’s,  is positioned carefully between rock outcroppings that serve to punctuate the site and offer both micro conditions for various types of plants to take hold and as focal points from the house on to the landscape. Changes in topography offer a variety of places from which to take in the landscape as well as views out to a pond, and beyond.