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.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Large granite slabs extend the terrace out toward other outdoor rooms.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

troutliner added this to woodland garden
January 28, 2015
the side bank is an eample of what we could do just below the deck.
Audrey LeBourdais added this to audrey_lebourdais's Ideas
July 24, 2014
Beautiful patio with a natural look and feel. Not pretentious.
suestefko added this to Landscape Ideas
April 20, 2014
granite slab patio leading out to other outdoor spaces
rcb27 added this to landscape
April 9, 2014
Natural path to water
kathyfinnie added this to Camp landscaping
March 4, 2014
bushes among the trees
dmckee77 added this to dmckee77's Ideas
December 27, 2013
Natural look
elizdavidge added this to just cool
September 23, 2013
entire project is amazing
msqkinser added this to msqkinser's ideas
September 1, 2013
valschum added this to valschum's ideas
August 26, 2013
salbaird added this to Exterior Ideas
August 7, 2013
terrytfelker38 added this to terrytfelker38's ideas
August 5, 2013
lindadjones added this to garden
August 5, 2013
large granite slabs extend terrace out toward outdoor rooms
betheckerstrom added this to betheckerstrom's Ideas
August 4, 2013
332 granite slabs
laikalee added this to laikalee's ideas
August 4, 2013
granite diagonal steps off similar patio lead eye to next relaxing spot and finally the lake
Leslie Dawson Int Design The Cupcake Garden added this to Home exteriors
August 4, 2013
10maddie added this to Landscaping
August 4, 2013
dsblake added this to dsblake's ideas
August 4, 2013
stone path
jcss added this to jcss's ideas
August 4, 2013
louieheltzel added this to louieheltzel's ideas
August 4, 2013
more ideas for landscaping
scotfree63 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 2, 2013
these are granite slabs. what are my indigeneous stones?
Isabelle Pepin added this to isabelle_pepin's ideas
April 5, 2013
sol recouvert de pierres pour au-dessous de la galerie devant le lac
Julie Elleby added this to Outdoor Spaces
March 21, 2013
Natural Stone Path
Mandy's Spring Nursery and Landscaping added this to Obergfoll Landscaping
March 9, 2013
evergreen looking plant in bayberry (myrica penn. ) a nice native.
nancyjahelka added this to nancyjahelka's ideas
January 29, 2013
outdoor rooms
idahotranquility added this to idahotranquility's ideas
January 14, 2013
natural woodland landscape
Janel Pratt added this to outside touches
October 26, 2012
low impact access to the water
llemay added this to landscape - creekside
August 28, 2012
stone patio
kenmueller5 added this to House Ideas
August 26, 2012
jcbexley added this to jcbexley's ideas
July 31, 2012
Fall petit chalet
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