This antique farmhouse with ancient barns is updated into a sophisticated landscape with many layers of elegant spaces and unique elements. The view towards the swimming pool is framed by tall arborvitaes in a nod to classic Tuscany.
The classic patio off the back of the house is surrounded by clean lines of Yew hedges, Birches and Boxwoods, with waves of Hellebore and Japanese Forest Grass in the foreground.
The arc of the patio provides a soft contrast to the strict geometry of the surrounding framework, offering a sense of intimacy and seclusion near the house.
The fresh blue of the pool stands out amongst the formal structure of the greenery, while the white urns create a crisp contrast in shape and texture. The deck cantilevers out over a slope, where guests can view the terraces below.
Looking back from the pool to the house, the lines are clean and classic.
Layers of vertical hedges are punctuated by upright Arborvitaes and Birch clumps.
As one steps away from the pool area, the cascading tiers of boxwood hedges glide down the slope, wrapping around the cantilevered deck.
This original stone wall set the tone for creating larger terraces along the sloped back yard, while the new set of stairs offers an alternative way to access the lower tier.
Here the wedge shape of the wall and the sloping boxwood hedges create a dynamic diagonal line among the linear profile of the deck and level surfaces. The bottom stone wall was built to match the existing rustic farm wall, finishing the cascade of terraces toward the lower lawn.
The view looking back up the hillside shows the entire interplay of shapes and textures, counterbalanced by the elegant vase shape of the Dogwood tree.
|Cohasset Landscape Architects & Designers|