This renovated colonial inspired a landscape that is simple yet lush. By pairing down plant material and focusing on masonry and texture, dramatic spaces such as the gravel courtyard surrounded by pear trees push the homes architecture to the foreground. Modern finishes on the house are juxtaposed with the rustic stone walls and clean bluestone lines. The property evokes a feeling of tranquility and order which were inspired by the client’s love of soft blue green colors as found on the house and barn.
Heart of Greenfield Hill
Situated in the heart of Greenfield Hill, this historic home combines old elegance with contemporary style and landscaping. The pool and spa fit perfectly into the bold herringbone terrace, balanced by the cedar pergola and roses. The serenity and simplicity of the pool area are complimented by the rhythmic perennial garden that transitions the landscape from house to pool. Along the western-most property line, a semi-circular grove of birches and ferns creates a dramatic backdrop for this greenfield hill home.
This Southport village home utilizes every inch of its gardens to create a myriad of spaces for intimate gatherings, entertaining, and rest. Although asymmetrical, the design has an illusion of balance, which creates a flow from the front, along side to the rear, and back around to the street. By integrating historic paving materials and masonry styles, the space serves as a reminder of the historic charm of Southport, while embracing a more contemporary form and use.
The entrance is framed by beautiful formal boxwood and a rose garden. Along the side of the house, a narrow shade garden leads to the rear terraces. The spaces are divided up for grilling, dining, and relaxing at the fire pit. The use thyme and other steppables within the paving in the Chaise area and the oval that add texture and softness to the hardscape. Beyond the terraces is a small lawn surrounded by white and purple perennial gardens. This home is a true Southport Gem.
Queen Anne on the Harbor
This Historic Southport home with preexisting rose gardens, landscape, and pool area was a great starting point for SDW. Kristina worked thoughtfully to keep many of the properties gardens and existing design, while at the same time streamline and shift some of the plantings to better work for the new owner’s lifestyle and aesthetic.
Working along with these existing features, as well as the architect’s intricate lattice, arbor, and woodworking, Kristina focused on removals to create a more minimalist landscape, that would highlight architecture of the house. She expanded the poolside yard, and designed white perennial gardens and various potted plantings for the pool area. With a house of this stature and interest less is more in this village landscape.