Cunningham was hired after the driveway had already been installed. "Because the driveway was basically a straight line from the road to the house, I added a grove of sugar maples to create a playful arrival sequence," he says. "It's also very common to see beautiful double allées of sugar maples lining driveways in the area, so this is a reinterpretation of that historical local element."
"This region is blanketed in fog about a third of the time, so I also chose the maple trees because of their interesting silhouettes," says Cunningham. In addition, sugar maple leaves turn fiery red in the fall.