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. Exquisit... more »
Linda Oyama Bryan
Another backyard view shows hand-pruned boxwood hedges and a raised perennial garden supported with boulder walls that give the area a natural lift. The wooded border is an important privacy feature of the estate. The border is cleaned weekly and mulched annually.
This intimate, interconnected landscape gives these homeowners three spaces that make being outside a joy.
Low stucco walls create a courtyard near the front door that has as unique sense of privacy, making it a great place to pause and view the pond below.
Under the deck the stucco walls wrap around a patio, creating a perfect place for a cool refuge from hot summer days. A... more »