House in woods
Garden Dialogues

Garden Dialogues 2024: Sullivan County, NY

Cochecton, NY

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Register now to explore this stunning lakefront property designed by RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, located in the western foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains. Learn the secrets behind a landscape driven by collaboration between the landscape architect, architect, client, interior designer, general contractor, artists, and artisans. The tour will be led by Robin Key, founder of RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, Naomi Drucker, Partner at RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture, Drew Lang and Jordi Biosca of Lang Architecture, and Interior Design firm Studio Nth. 

Lake in the Hudson Valley
Kenoza Lakehouse, Cochecton, NY - Courtesy RKLA Studio

The house and 1300-foot-long driveway are nestled into mature woodlands on a steeply sloped site with sweeping views of the lake. In one of the first steps of this project, an arborist was brought in to minimize tree removal by only removing dead or dying trees. This preserved the woodland views from the house, where large windows and a 40-foot-long accordion door line the lakeside living space. 

Kenoza Lakehouse, Cochecton, NY - Photo courtesy Alden Studios, 2022

Materials found on site were repurposed whenever possible. The spa is set within a bolder wall and incorporates rock seating that was sourced from the site during excavation. Additionally, the patio and façade of the house were supplemented with stone also found on site. Other site elements include an outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, fire pit, running trails, and boardwalks. 

Kenoza Lakehouse, Cochecton, NY - Photo courtesy RKLA Studio, 2023

About RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture: 

Based in New York, RKLA Studio Landscape Architecture provides landscape architectural services for a diverse range of project types including public, cultural, historical, institutional, and private landscapes. In practice for over 30 years, their firm is built on the longstanding dynamic collaboration between principals Robin Key, Gareth Mahon, and Naomi Drucker.


1.5 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees, pending approval.


Refund Policy

Cancellations and Refunds will be granted according to the following schedule:

Up to two (2) weeks in advance: 50% (Deduction represents administrative processing fees)

No refunds will be made for cancellations thirteen (13) days prior to event

No refunds will be made for “No Shows” (a person who registers for a program but who does not cancel registration or attend the program).

Refunds will be processed as they are received or after the conclusion of the program, depending on the program date and when cancellation occurs. Refunds may take five (5) to seven (7) business days to process.