Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2017

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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The landscape plan evolved during long talks with the homeowners and their children, discussing to the fullest extent how they imagined using this beautiful property. A thorough site-specific field survey revealed significant assets such as centuries old canopy trees, a gorgeous stream with a resident population of wood ducks and the location of an outbuilding. All these features were carefully noted and worked into the final articulation of the landscape master plan. Development of phase one elements of the master plan involved the creation of a new gravel driveway approach to the front of the house across the original stone arched bridge. This new driveway allowed the presentation of the house to take advantage of the magnificent grove of ancient trees on the property. A brick walkway from the new brick and Belgian cobble motor court now leads all to the welcoming columned porch. Above: Arborist Darren Hubbard used salvaged heavy timber to create an elevated play house (left) beneath the boughs. Adjacent right is a western red cedar clad auxiliary service storage building. 28 Landscape Architect and Specifier News

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