with Lyman Perry Architects
Project completed while a Principal with Stephen Stimson Associates
A large house and small guest house were sited on a flat inland lot bound by hedges. The landscape was designed as a series of planes, lines and panels to make the contained garden appear larger, gathering grade change into several distinct locations with walls, steps and slopes. A simple palette of stone walls, bluestone pavers, steps, and cobble pavements unified the built elements, allowing the driveway to appear as stepping stones when cars are absent. An elaborate perennial border addressed the client's desire for "Grandmother's garden", while beds of hydrangeas, roses, ornamental grasses and liriope provide seasonal color and divide the site into more intimate areas.
All photos © Charles Mayer Photography.