Photo of a rustic backyard stone landscaping in Boston.

Le Petit Chalet

Rustic Landscape, Boston

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. Exquisitely crafted new masonry, built from an authentic palette of local reclaimed materials, gives the garden a unified, established feel. Lichen-encrusted stone retaining walls define edges, thresholds, and overlooks, and thick slabs of salvaged granite embedded in the earth provide gathering terraces and pathways. With balance restored, brilliant seasonal drama unfolds.
Photo of a rustic backyard stone landscaping in Boston. - Houzz

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pats12pats12 wrote:April 24, 2013
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    Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
    7 years ago
    This is actually the Atlantic Ocean--Somes Sound on Mount Desert Island in Maine.
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Becky Harris added this to Sublime Coastal Woods Gain a Healthy New Foothold in MaineJuly 24, 2013

A patio overlooking Somes Sound "is like an outdoor stone area rug on the lawn," Cunningham says. Paper birch trees add...

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pxtbeck added this to kitchen 2021November 8, 2020

Lower deck?