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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

rezangeles added this to Outdoor Patio or Backyard
September 7, 2014
stairs on the retaining wall.
amydircks added this to Backyard
May 27, 2014
Stairs option
Babin Landscaping added this to Stonework
March 8, 2014
The actual size of the steps leading to this sitting area
dimitrapet added this to d6632p's ideas
February 5, 2014
jbschmettan17 added this to jbschmettan17's Ideas
October 19, 2013
bradandjenniferball added this to bradandjenniferball's ideas
October 14, 2013
steps in retaining wall up to small patio
Tessa Drummond added this to terraced garden
August 1, 2013
create further level of garden on top terrace to right, backyard
nydesignstudio added this to nydesignstudio's ideas
May 28, 2013
retaining wall
Rachel Gubser added this to Elkhorn Landscape
May 22, 2013
clever stair on retaining wall
jessiebre added this to jessiebre's ideas
March 16, 2013
green nook
Constance WV added this to 7 Essex
January 5, 2013
dry wall/granite steps/natural flowing plant material
newbarndoug added this to newbarndoug's ideas
January 2, 2013
Love it
Jadorna Studio Projektowania Zieleni added this to inspiracje Jaworze
November 11, 2012
zmiana poziomów w ogrodzie i bujne, zielone paprocie (do cienistej części)
Sparling LA Inc added this to Stone Walsh & Paving
May 27, 2012
Integrated steps and wall
Andrew Anderson added this to Landscape ideas
March 25, 2012
Such a great idea
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