North Shore Residence

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Granite steps extend to a guest arrival and owner parking area over granite paving. The strong seaside conditions influenced the natural plant palette with some pocket planting exceptions. A natural spilling of the shrub massing softens the edges of the walkway as a contrast to the formal centered front door. Photo: Paul Maue
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A stepping stone path in grass brings one to the rear and waterfront side of the house. Paths to a carriage house and greenhouse extend up and over large ledge outcroppings. Dense plantings at the corner of the home helps to screen a bulkhead and other utilities.
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A ground level granite patio was replaced with a wood deck and stone wall. The surface dries quickly when wet and is only a step away from adjacent living and bedroom areas, while the elevated condition improves ont the views to the water. Photo: Paul Maue
“wood deck, stone walls” — colleendaga
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The carriage house has a raised leaching field that is planted with a late season perennial garden and a slow growing fescue mix. Photo: Paul Maue
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The path to the greenhouse ends with a serpentine set of steps to an outdoor raised gravel terrace that surrounds the greenhouse. Potted plants that are kept indoors over the Winter can be Summered here. The granite retaining wall and greenhouse kneewall is all indigenous to the area. Photo: Paul Maue
“built in greenhouse” — tagueja
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The carriage house supports the functional needs of the greenhouse which serves to start Summer plants and over Winter larger planters. An iron railing provides safety for a noticeable grade change at one corner. The large oak casts welcome shade on the greenhouse and pots over the Summer months. Photo: Paul Maue
“Possible garage under this?” — wildflourann
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