Portfolio: Fieldsport Facilities
The 1,400-acre Fork property is located at the confluence of the Pee Dee and Rocky Rivers in south-central North Carolina. McKee Carson worked with the client to create a private agricultural, equestrian and hunting plantation that was both sensitive to the environment and sympathetic to the site’s historical and cultural resources.
The overarching vision shared by the client and design team was to create a place in which one can relax and enjoy the serenity and beauty of this property. Thus all elements, from the architectural vernacular to the wildlife habitat improvements, seek to lay lightly upon the landscape and possess a sense of permanence that is deserving of the Timucua Indian phrase terra chula meaning "relaxing landscape."
The VHCF retained Field Sport Concepts Ltd. affiliates McKee Carson and Blackburn Architects to assist with the long-term planning for their 573 acre site including the expansion of their equestrian facilities to include two new barns, an expanded trail system, additional RV parking and campsites, and the addition of numerous amenities. New to the VHCF would be the development of a resort, visitor’s center and museum, hotel, multi-purpose field for polo and soccer, baseball field, music festival space, and renovation of an existing historic house on site for events. This includes moving an old bank barn and silo to act as expanded event space.