This elegant property in Cohasset, MA has gorgeous views of the harbor, with sweeping stone walls that terrace the land. Since the house was a warm beige, I felt a bold red would really bring it to life, mixed with burgundy foliage and large, dramatic grasses. Red Carpet Roses glow in contrast with the Gold Mop Cypress and rich-toned Japanese Maple. Together they create enough drama and weight to balance the large stone walls and grand house.
The lower terrace offers a seating area tucked among the flowers to gaze at the harbor. How easy it is to get lost in this melange of blooms.
The graceful limbs of the birch are sheer poetry against the sweeping lines of stone walls and boxwood. The whole scene is loosened up with hydrangeas, roses, and this stunning little variegated Dogwood in the lower left corner.
The swimming pool and spa are tucked away along the ledge in the private back yard area. The dark blue pool offers a rich contrast to the colorful blooms nearby.
A long border of woodland plants creates a mosaic of colors and textures, as well as a healthy ecosystem for plant communities and wildlife.
In spring, the hillside is lush with cool hued blooms
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