Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio (JMMDS)
Landscape Architects & Designers
Marrying Elegant Design & Sustainability contemporary-landscape

Marrying Elegant Design & Sustainability

Featured in Feb/Mar 2013 issue of Organic Gardening Magazine, this Boston-area courtyard functions as an entryway, parking space, driveway turnaround, and outdoor room. New York bluestone planks set into a sea of pea gravel can bear the weight of vehicles while allowing rainwater to permeate the ground, preventing run-off. Curving 7-foot-high green walls of shade-loving native plants create privacy and beauty, while native birch trees (Betula papyrifera) in the entry planters provide a handsome complement to the four-story Silver LEED-certified house by Wolf Architects, Inc.
Landscape Architect: Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio
Landscape contractor: Robert Hanss, Inc.
Green wall: g_space
Photographed by Susan Teare for Organic Gardening Magazine.

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jverwijs added this to jverwijs's ideas
December 25, 2014
like this look
crash added this to landscape
December 15, 2014
the solid slab of slate at the door and the random pattern of stepping stones
patgen added this to Teri
December 15, 2014
Paver pattern
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November 23, 2014
mixed materials
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October 29, 2014
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October 25, 2014
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September 19, 2014
mixed floor (space division)
pea gravel and pavers, both permeable, done RIGHT
Matt Hamlin added this to Outdoor space
September 1, 2014
Cool irregular stone space
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August 23, 2014
Plant wall
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July 27, 2014
Linear concept with zen quality
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July 25, 2014
Guest house or rental
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July 4, 2014
Cool rocks
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July 4, 2014
use of paving stones on loose rock
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June 26, 2014
Gigi McAdam Landscape Design added this to shady front yard gardens
June 6, 2014
stone pattern with gravel
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May 7, 2014
Stones and tilez
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March 30, 2014
The colour of the tiles
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March 30, 2014
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March 22, 2014
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March 6, 2014
Blue tile
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February 16, 2014
blue and deep red
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December 26, 2013
i don't like the tile, but I like the shape, the windows, and the idea
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November 25, 2013
gravel and slate
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November 9, 2013
Love the look of the gravel and slate
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October 3, 2013
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September 24, 2013
Tile walls?
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September 23, 2013
i like this
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September 22, 2013
interesting use of stone and gravel
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September 22, 2013
formal versus informal
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September 20, 2013
office. nice.
calbear94 added this to blewett yard
August 31, 2013
transition from driveway to back patio...gradual and cool...plus copper piping...maybe even play with mindy's favorite cobalt blue :)
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August 21, 2013
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July 28, 2013
Maybe blue tile around braai?
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June 20, 2013
Cool royale blie
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June 15, 2013
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June 9, 2013
Entry way
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May 23, 2013
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May 18, 2013
Green wall
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May 16, 2013
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May 14, 2013
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May 14, 2013
Gravel idea
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May 8, 2013
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April 29, 2013
The walk way
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April 28, 2013
Amazing entry way
jmcmueller added this to Landscape Ideas
April 9, 2013
Interesting pattern of slate versus loose aggregate with foliage perimeter
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April 2, 2013
Outside or office
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April 2, 2013
gravel and stone combination
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April 1, 2013
pebbles backyard
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March 28, 2013
Green wall
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March 19, 2013
Paver and pebble layout backyard
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March 13, 2013
pea gravel can bear weight of
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March 5, 2013
Small but works yard
Kira Nguyen added this to Major house envy!
March 1, 2013
love the pop of blue
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February 14, 2013
love the color of the exterior
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February 12, 2013
Large pavers
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February 5, 2013
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February 1, 2013
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January 29, 2013
nice entry
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January 22, 2013
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January 21, 2013
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January 19, 2013
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January 19, 2013
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January 19, 2013
Random stones in pea gravel
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January 18, 2013
Pavers integrated into rocks
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January 16, 2013
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January 16, 2013
Awesome for our back by hot tub nice clean lines low Maintance
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January 16, 2013
Devant bleu et bois
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January 14, 2013
modern and green space
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January 12, 2013
creative! small room and pea gravel
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January 12, 2013
note roof add
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