Posted Jun 20 at 11:19 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
6 Magnificent Makeovers: Removing the Handicap in New Seabury Thomas J. O'Neill Cape Cod design/build firm Thomas J. O’Neill, Inc. took what principal Thomas O’Neill dubs “an early ’90s vintage transitional hip roof home” in Mashpee and made the property a lot more, er, hip. Sandwiched between two New Seabury golf courses, the original home lacked a proper front façade; its exterior was more in...
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Posted Jun 5 at 1:20 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
The ancient pairing of fire and water is one of the universe’s most enduring combinations, and dazzling when applied to outdoor landscape design. Together, the elements are deeply atmospheric, with a yin and yang appeal. There’s something about the intensity and heat of red-orange flames against calming cool waters that stirs the senses. Taken to the terrace, this interplay heightens the outdoor...
Posted May 31 at 5:15 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: Riverside Farmhouse Landscape by a Blade of Grass When a new owner purchased a charming but exposed 19th-century farmhouse in Wayland, they called upon landscape artisans a Blade of Grass to launch an ambitious outside overhaul that would bring beauty as well as privacy to its surrounding terrain. The firm created a lush, multi-season hideaway that is bursting at the seams with...
Posted May 31 at 3:45 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: Suburban Outdoor Oasis Landscape Architecture by Timothy Lee Landscape Design A garden needn’t be as expansive as the Tuileries Garden to be a restorative and calming Eden. Sometimes a small sparkling oasis that is all your own becomes your place in the sun, and it’s made all the more charming by its scale. Timothy Lee of Timothy Lee Landscape Design created just such a space in...
Posted May 31 at 2:04 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: The Blue Garden, Newport Landscape contractor: R.P. Marzilli & Company R. P. Marzilli & Company may well have been involved in what will be the landscape contractor’s crowning achievement when they were called upon to collaborate on the recreation of a storied and spectacular historic private garden in Newport, Rhode Island. Together with owner Dorrance Hamilton, who...
Posted May 31 at 11:13 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: Made in the Shade Colonial Fence Co To add romance to the pool garden and grounds of a Colonial style home, Colonial Fence Co. was enlisted to handcraft a custom pergola to serve as an alfresco extension of the residence. The alluring, open-air space allows the homeowners to maximize their enjoyment of the lush landscape and shade themselves from the sun. While it may look as...
Posted May 31 at 10:18 AM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: Backyard Eden Landscape Architecture by Karen Sebastian, LLC Landscape architect Karen Sebastian of Karen Sebastian, LLC gave a sunny Sudbury home an outdoor environment that rivals the layout of any interior domain. While the front garden greets homeowners and guests with teeming fothergilla and tulips by the porch, the backyard was sculpted into a series of outdoor “rooms”...
Posted May 30 at 4:17 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: Pond's Edge Estate Dan Gordon Landscape Architects Dan Gordon Landscape Architects was the firm behind the rebirth of the celebrated Haffenreffer Garden, named for its former owner and avid gardener, Marion Haffenreffer. Once a regular stop on local garden tours and often enjoyed by groups hailing from the Harvard School of Design and Arnold Arboretum, the historic garden had...
Posted May 30 at 3:33 PM in Inspiring by Sandy Giardi
Glorious Gardens: New England Estate Landscape Architecture by Pellettieri Associates, Inc. Set on a stunning seven-acre former orchard in New Hampshire, Pellettieri Associates, Inc. gave a grand new estate a landscape of equal merit. The mission of the elegant manor was to create a home of “presence and permanence” and the grounds followed suit. The property capitalized on the site’s...