“Make the front door a priority. Here, the landscape architecture reinforces the design and placement of the home drawing attention to the front door and creating a sense of arrival. Seasonal color beds and a brick wall establish the end of the drive and the beginning of the motor court.
“The crisp edging of the turf, hand pruning of the shrubbery and well-groomed English Ivy — all visible from the street — complete the Old World look of this brick Tudor home. Our containment of the fast-growing ivy is essential to its appearance.”
“A backyard that invites bare feet. We removed 400 dump trucks of dirt to create this level play area for children and adults. The serpentine wall was built from stone saved from a wall demolished when this area was redesigned and the arbor swing was moved from the area now occupied by the pool house...”
“Pots around the pool add interest, provide seasonal color and have a cooling effect on the back decking.”
“Family members and their guests are led to the backyard along a stepping-stone garden walk that passes through a side yard in which alternating plant materials and turf create a the effect of walking through hallways and across a room. Our maintenance team meets the challenge of caring for turf between the stepping stones.”
“We designed and built this inviting pool house and outdoor entertainment area, adding the deodar cedar, rhododendrons and azaleas as well as the decorative Japanese maple above the wall. The pool house itself is a warm building framed by cooling native evergreens that the family finds comfortable and relaxing in every season. The reddish brick and cedar timbers and shakes warm the structure, and the round window echoes an architectural element found in the home opposite the pool. A wood-burning fireplace makes it a wonderful space even in brisk weather. The pool house also enhances the view of the backyard from the home.”