Consistent with the architecture of the home, preservation and character are essential for the yard. The homeowners wished to preserve the large open space of the yard and to use materials and a scale appropriate for the home and neighborhood. These constraints guided the garage position, the extent and type of hardscape material, as well […]
The FOUNTAIN GARDEN was designed as a series of stepped terraces that make a previously sloping terrain more usable for entertaining. A Kasota stone fountain was designed to complement the mid-century Mediterranean style of the house. The terraces are constructed of travertine with creeping thyme planted between the pavers. The plantings are primarily evergreen (spruce, […]
The design is a delicate balance of formal and casual, function and beauty. Owners Mike Stewart and John Larsen wanted to preserve the large open space of the yard, informal woodland garden and mature oak/elm canopy while carving out a sunny spot for an ample sized vegetable garden and more formal plantings toward the front […]
Initially I was engaged by the former owner to redesign the back yard to accommodate a large addition to the home which included removal of several mature trees including two 40 year old White Pine. After further consideration and budget constraints the owner chose to put the home up for sale. The current garden plan, […]
The homeowners wanted to stabilize a 1:1 slide prone slope and restore the native planting to the once unusable parcel of land in their backyard. A strategy had to be put into place before this wall could be constructed! The wall itself could only be built from the front side. Coordination of the construction process […]
These photos showcase the progression from the original landscape to the finished design.