LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.
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April 2017 73 Left: Located in the small suburban hamlet of Wellesley, Mass., this project sought to modernize a historic neighborhood estate. Openness and connectivity were the driving forces that inspired a re-imagining of the property. Unifying the interior and exterior spaces was accomplished by introducing glass walls that extend the interior rooms to a series of cascading outdoor rooms. The glass walls along the length of the home and the open pavilion allow architectural light to spill out into the landscape illuminating the garden, while lights within the garden reveal the unfolding landscape from within the house. Outdoor lighting was a key component of the design and facilitated the creation of a variety of spatial experiences. PHOTO CREDIT: GREG PREMRU Originally designed and built in the 1930's, this Tudor style home is set within one of Boston's fast-growing suburban neighborhoods. As is common in Boston's older suburbs, this neighborhood has seen change in recent years with many of the original homes being razed and properties subdivided to make way for newer larger homes, which meet the needs of today's contemporary family.