Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Le Petit Chalet rustic-landscape
 

Le Petit Chalet

A durable, meaningful design heals a devastated residential property bordering Acadia National Park and Somes Sound on Maine’s Mount Desert Island. Comprehensive stormwater management strategies shape new landforms, resulting in elegant grading and thoughtful drainage solutions. Native plant colonies stabilize the site, regenerate habitat, and reveal wildlife patterns. Exquisitely crafted new masonry, built from an authentic palette of local reclaimed materials, gives the garden a unified, established feel. Lichen-encrusted stone retaining walls define edges, thresholds, and overlooks, and thick slabs of salvaged granite embedded in the earth provide gathering terraces and pathways. With balance restored, brilliant seasonal drama unfolds.
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August 17, 2013
Jeannie Choate wrote:
Can you give more specifics on the composition of the stairs? - Exquisitely crafted new masonry, built from an authentic palette of local reclaimed materials,
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This staircase is composed of weathered granite and fieldstone pieces that are drylaid on a compacted crushed-stone base. Good luck!
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I love your use of native plants. Here in the Midwest, I use a different palette of plants, but the effect is the same. Sweet fern finds its way into almost every landscape I design. It is a great nitrogen fixer also.
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Thanks! I LOVE sweetfern. It's just an amazing plant... I've found it's fall color to be less reliable than other natives, but you just can't beat the scent and form of it.
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