Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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Farlow Hill Residence

Farlow Hill Residence

A durable, contemporary garden provides context-sensitive gathering spaces that celebrate dramatic topographic changes on a northern slope. New stone retaining walls rise from a carpet of native ferns, forming the foundation of a lush, terraced garden. A multi-level mahogany deck with stainless-steel railings extends over site walls and overlooks a stunning stand of mature hemlocks. New wood staircases provide several flexible circulation routes from the house and encourage movement across the platforms. The garden accommodates both large and small gatherings. An elegant in-wall staircase exhibits efficient beauty and becomes a conversation piece. A new sugar maple blocks unappealing views, and a transplanted tree hydrangea becomes a dazzling late summer focal point. Fountain grasses soften deck edges, while a casual grove of lilacs spill flowers through the railings in late spring. In the front, the removal of overgrown perimeter plants reveals an elegant façade, and a new perennial border merges with the existing yews to create an inviting threshold into the property.

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Flourish Landscape & Interior Design added this to Hyde Park Colonial
November 11, 2014
Very simple! Wall and ferns.
petermcn1 added this to petermcn1's ideas
October 20, 2014
Railing looks good with rock walls
Babin Landscaping added this to Stonework
March 8, 2014
How the steps were installed
kmcmorries added this to Landscaping
February 6, 2014
stone walls give sense of heritage, grounding like no other feature
aiehara added this to landscape
January 2, 2014
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lalaloohoo added this to LANDSCAPE 1...706 ◆
October 5, 2013
nytbookreview added this to Landscape
September 15, 2013
field stone and granite steps integrated - really lovely
Sandy Musgrave added this to sandy_musgrave's ideas
September 4, 2013
wall and steps
vmjensen added this to vmjensen's ideas
August 29, 2013
very cool wall and stairs
lenasilb added this to lenasilb's ideas
June 9, 2013
terraced garden 12
vojt added this to vojt's ideas
April 1, 2013
stone steps built into stone wall
ptag7888 added this to ptag7888's ideas
March 6, 2013
Stone walls and stairs
ulysses88 added this to 25 belleau backyard
January 17, 2013
retaining wall steps
mabel1515 added this to mabel1515's ideas
December 1, 2012
stone wall
nmarieke added this to landscape design
September 30, 2012
Mixed material steps
kdbjork added this to Yard
September 18, 2012
modern stairs/stone wall
mwrealestate added this to Landscapes, Hardscapes, & Gardens
August 26, 2012
Cool rockwork and color contrasting.
Switzer's Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. added this to Beautiful Stone Work
August 18, 2012
razimiri added this to razimiri's ideas
August 4, 2012
Natural Stone Wall Solutions, Inc. added this to Inspiring Wall Designs
June 6, 2012
Blend of crisp lines and nature
Andrew Anderson added this to Landscape ideas
March 25, 2012
such a good design
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