#6 Residential Landscape
This house and garden are very accurate to the federal style and time period. There is a heavy Thomas Jefferson / Monticello influence. All the windows on that side of the house are designed to maximize views of the courtyard. The house and garden were designed to flow into one another.
Program elements: in the courtyard – outdoor kitchen and space for entertaining, some hardscape, but emphasis on the planting, knot gardens. The client chose a waterfeature designed and fabricated by an artist in California (she has strong ties to horses and moved to this home from her farm).
The left side of the home was designed to be a mechanical space and a dog run. The owners wanted no turf to mow. The pea gravel and stepping stones here were specifically chosen to match those used in Williamsburg, etc.
The garden behind the house is a very long narrow space and was designed to be beautiful as well as a functional garden for vegetables, a few espaliered fruit trees and cut flowers. A nice serpentine walk and shrub planting help to ease the long narrow feeling and make walking through the space a pleasure.
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