Italian Landscaper Brings Milanese Charm to Manhattan

For Italian landscape designer Jonathan Fargion, New York has been his home for the past decade. After arriving there as a fresh graduate after studying architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, he enrolled in the School of Professional Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden to further connect his passion for design with the natural environment. Honing his skills with positions at prestigious firms, Massmiliano Fuksas, Daniel Libeskind and Rees Roberts & Partners, he ventured on his own to create an independent landscape studio.

In a city known for expensive shoebox housing, the Washington Heights neighborhood made sense for a Manhattan address, subway access, lush greenery, and classic apartments. “I always drove past Washington Heights on my way to Westchester County to meet clients and fell in love with the area. I enjoy great views of the Hudson River and easy access to the Met Cloisters and Fort Tyron. It really reminds me of being in Milan,” says Jonathan.

Location: A 1912 building, Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York

Square feet: 520 square feet

Inspiration and aesthetics: Moving into a charming one-bedroom rental near 188th, in 2017, Jonathan found the perfect canvas to create a space to relax and get creative. Drawing inspiration from his hometown of Milan, Jonathan’s interior styling is an interconnected story, blending Italian design from the radical movement, with artwork, photography and interior design of classic pre-war elements. from New York.

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