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Landscape Architects

Private Residence

Cape Cod, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Residence

Brookline, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For this attractive 1920’s Tudor Revival home located in the Henry Day Historic District, the Client wished to upgrade the landscape to the level of the recent house upgrades. A self-confessed homebody, yet very active individual, the homeowner sought an active landscape for recreation and entertaining.  Working with Shope Reno Wharton, who designed a ‘destination’ cabana, we developed a dramatic pool terrace highlighting the wonderful depth of the property. Closer to the house, entertaining terraces and gardens were designed, along with a hidden fire pit terrace and reimagined parking court for guests.  Nannette Lewis Interiors worked closely with us on the detail and outdoor furnishings, and Creative Systems provided a dazzling audio and visual experience integrated with the landscape.

 

 

 

Private Residence

Cambridge, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An historic house set in a dense urban context in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The recent acquisition of an adjacent property has provided the opportunity to reinstate historic open space.  The resultant design is an arrangement of bold built forms that respond to the impressive brick structure.  Water is prominent in the design, as an organizing element to dramatically vary the experiences on the sloping site.  Individual spaces in the garden are distinctly designed for entertaining, active recreation, relaxation and gardening,

 

Private Residence

Mclean, VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After being subdivided in the 1960s, the 7-acre hillside site and mansion are all that remain of the historic 47-acre Auchincloss estate, once the adolescent home of Jacqueline Onassis.  The 1920s Colonial Revival mansion, with Georgian detailing, was subject to insensitive additions in the 1970s, and along with the landscape had subsequently fallen into a state of disrepair.  The entire site is within a National Park Service scenic easement, protecting all trees with 8″+ caliper; the entrance and drive are within an easement from the adjacent townhouse development.  The intent of the designer was to create a series of sub-spaces and paths—each one creating a unique experience.  These spaces would balance broad formal grandeur with richly textured human scale elements. Garden “rooms” would be provided for broad vistas or for quiet contemplation. The garden would engage the adjacent riparian landscape while sensitively screening neighboring developments.  Through understated elegance, the incorporation of thematic gardens, and the use of plant material as architecture, the garden was to embody the essence of the 1920s—the golden age of American gardens.

 

Private Residence

Litchfield, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full landscape architectural services were provided for this Connecticut country home. The vernacular design language was carried into the landscape through a sweeping entry drive, rustic stone terraces and lush gardens.

Contemporary amenities, including a swimming pool and tennis court, were sensitively placed along the property’s perimeter to retain views across a broad meadow to the surrounding hills.

 

 

Private Residence

Tewksbury, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This estate features a mosaic of multicolored and multi-textured salvaged granites. Walls, pavements and steps are expressed in bold, elegant forms, upon an apron of lush lawns. Trees and shrubs were used sparingly, to accentuate this relationship.

Private Residence

Brookline, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Residence

Brookline, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MWI provided schematic design through construction documents for this 2 1/2 acre property in Brookline, Massachusetts.

In siting the large residence, intentions were to heighten the entry drive experience, while also maximizing the long range “borrowed landscape” view to the adjacent golf course.

The design features include a 75 foot by 75 foot motorcourt, a private, rustic spa/plunge pool,and a large paved terrace that acts as an “apron” between the house and a lush green lawn.

 

 

Private Residence

Brookline, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Private Residence

Bloomfield Hills, MI