Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Belmont Hill Residence contemporary-landscape
 

Belmont Hill Residence

The master plan for this south-facing woodland property celebrates dramatic topography, muscular canopy trees, remnant fieldstone walls, and native stone outcroppings. Sound vegetation management principles guide each phase of installation, and the true character of the woodland is revealed. Stone walls form terraces that traverse native topography, and a meticulously crafted stone staircase provides casual passage to a gently sloping lawn knoll carved from the existing hillside. Lush perennial borders and native plant stands create edges and thresholds, and a crisp palette of traditional and contemporary materials merge––building upon the surrounding topography and site geology.
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Susan Toscas wrote:
Stone - What type of stone and location?
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Hi there--this is Massachusetts Goshen Stone. It's pretty much available through most landscape suppliers throughout MA. Good luck!
March 23, 2013 at 2:29PM   
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Susan Toscas
Thank you! I'm in Calif. :(
March 25, 2013 at 8:47AM   
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Beneath the dining terrace is a lawn terrace that overlooks the surrounding woodland. No mortar was used in building these walls, and Cunningham raves about the landscape construction company that completed the renovation, Gardenform.
Here we see probably the nearest thing in a contemporary garden to the traditional ha-ha.The wall here performs the traditional task of neatly dividing the more formal sections of the garden yet allowing views into the wilder, picturesque surrounds.
9. A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife.

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A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section
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A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife.
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A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife.
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A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife
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A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife.
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9. A ha-ha wall. A ha-ha wall is designed to preserve clean views while creating a distinct barrier to help keep out animals. It’s named after the (amusing) moment when someone approaching the wall sees there’s a barrier. Here the wall is made of Massachusetts Goshen stone, and it helps create a clear view from the upper section while deterring wildlife.
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