Eric Groft

Photo by: Jason Dewey

Coming to Oehme, van Sweden & Associates in 1986, with a master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia, Eric Groft was the first associate to join the firm, founded in 1977 by Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden.

Photo by: Jason Dewey

During the photo shoot for the story on the Danieli garden in East Hampton, which appears in the April 2010 issue of Garden Design, designer Eric Groft, principal with landscape architecture firm Oehme, van Sweden, took us inside the home for a peek out the windows. It was a whole new way to look at his design. Each window framed views of the garden like paintings. Here Eric shares some of his thoughts about seeing a landscape through the eyes of the house.