42 Landscape Architect and Specifier News
When the owner of a residence in Austin, Ind., that was designed
in 1938 by the famed Olmstead brothers, inheritors of the Frederick
Law Olmsted landscape architecture firm, wanted to renovate his
property, wee Landscape Architecture was hired to do the facelift.
The job proved difficult, but it was rewarding, said William E.
Esarey, PLA, ASLA, owner of the firm in Winchester, Ky.
"The Olmsted garden design was a series of garden rooms, as is the updated
plan," William Esarey, ASLA, the landscape architect, said. "The turf panel garden
room is open lawn," and was an element of the Olmsted brothers' concepts. The
walkway is made of limestone dust with cobblestone edging.
The turf panel is bordered by a lime dust walkway with a cobblestone edge.
The pool area, in its historic location, is visible through the garden gate in the
background. The limestone columned gazebo with slate roof is the focal point of the
estate and sits on the edge of the slate quarry. The turf panel sees a lot of activity.