This garden borders one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies, the Charles River, and embraces magnificent views and local ecology. A structurally modified existing deck and new stairs connect interior spaces to an elevated bluestone dining terrace. New retaining walls extend from the
house, forming an elevated landform overlooking the river. Rich perennial gardens surround the terrace and spill over the walls, creating dazzling multi-seasonal displays. Stone staircases glide down the sloping perennial beds leading to a patterned, bluestone pool terrace. A new drainage system combines with areas of porous peastone to quickly distribute stormwater away from the home. An energy efficient swimming pool and spa provide soothing and meaningful recreational opportunities for an active family.
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
““Dogwood and burgundy dissectum Japanese Maple”” — Jan Jackson
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Reverse tree” — sldz
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Deck railing” — louiseclarkson
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“firepit” — ljohnsonatty
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“wild look” — chaplainlma
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“pool decking” — kristinkeohane
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Stone decking, color of pool” — pinkgranite
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Cool furniture” — bconnolly
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“.nh n PPC” — diaka_15
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Mur jardin” — mayouchette2002
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Like the foliage. Good. In fla?” — casb1
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Like the flowers” — jannarwalters
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Spring” — jescott
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“pretty stonework” — ljohnsonatty
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Fantastic colors and pattern to the stone decking. "This is all natural cleft, full color range blue” — pinkgranite
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Is this Geranium Rozanne seemingly stepping it up?” — Gary Doerr
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Deck and slate patio” — ggenesse
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“the grasses” — lisasharek
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Pretty garden” — aygunparviz
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Like the way grass surrounds the tree” — bconnolly
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“terrace” — veronikakurnosova
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Nice materials” — esinger
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“concrete?” — dmacmillan
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
Charles River Garden
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Gramine” — drouinis
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Fence on grass” — brandywe
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Fence” — designergirl49
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“ornamental grass” — Matt Lokay
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
Charles River Garden
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“meadow on slope in fall” — joblade
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Yard” — lisazj
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Bordering one of Massachusetts’ most celebrated natural water bodies is a garden that embraces magnificent views of the Charles River and quietly merges with local ecology. New outdoor spaces respect the sensitive river ecosystem, and massive existing canopy trees guide low-impact stormwater management strategies. A multi-seasonal vegetation palette combines plants with extende...More
“Yard” — lisazj
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