Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Front Ridge Residence traditional-landscape

Front Ridge Residence

A rural hillside residence in Downeast Maine serves as a model for regenerating fragmented native plant communities and restoring damaged site systems. Sensible land management practices guide the homeowner’s efforts to rehabilitate expansive areas of mown lawn. Spaces carved from the landscape overlook stunning panoramic regional views, while new plantings define edges and thresholds. Brilliant seasonal drama is heightened along mown paths meandering through a rich tapestry of managed native meadow.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Paths carved through the meadow were an important part of the master plan, as the couple's children and grandchildren live nearby. "Their children live down a country lane; while there is not much traffic on those roads, people tend to drive too quickly on them," says Cunningham.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

spamrsd added this to Landscape design
April 28, 2014
Love the grasses. How maintained?
risris added this to Setting
April 21, 2014
mown paths
francoiseherve added this to francoiseherve's Ideas
November 9, 2013
I like the wilderness
Robert Blalock added this to Bear Country Landscape
September 26, 2013
Native grasses
sanpatlin added this to sanpatlin's Ideas
September 6, 2013
Irene Barber added this to irene_barber's ideas
March 28, 2013
an interactive field path, regenerative system
Northland Design Group, inc. added this to northlanddesign's ideas
February 25, 2013
loose path. Only mow part of the grass
btown0911 added this to Outdoor spaces
January 25, 2013
pathways through natural grass
eclairerw added this to yard ideas
January 24, 2013
Cut grass/tall grass
Natasha Scanlan added this to The Great Outdoors
August 22, 2012
Meadow paths
tamirara added this to tamirara's Favorites
August 12, 2012
Barn path?
beverlyward added this to landscaping
July 30, 2012
Beyond lawn
philly_kid added this to philly_kid's ideas
July 17, 2012
Path through meadow
mariposa,llc added this to Landscape
July 15, 2012
shambaugh added this to outdoor spaces
May 8, 2012
claracasal added this to claracasal's ideas
March 27, 2012
wild garden
turtlefarmgirl added this to turtlefarmgirl's Favorites
March 17, 2012
Path from house to woods
ainslie added this to ainslie's ideas
March 16, 2012
AL B added this to yard
March 15, 2012
mowed path
grammy7 added this to grammy7's ideas
March 15, 2012
I want this kind of area.
kdragnfli added this to kdragnfli's ideas
March 14, 2012
lovely lanes...perhaps I'll need a lane in my meadow
hmchenry added this to hmchenry's ideas
March 14, 2012
maybe not enough room for hay, but paths between houses good
krissyb92603 added this to Outdoor ideas
March 13, 2012
Mowed paths through meadows
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