Lush, spherical boxwood hedges throughout the central pool garden and along the brick and bluestone terraces lead visitors throughout the central garden to smaller, more intimately defined areas: the outdoor breakfast niche adjacent to the guest suite; the rose garden opposite the porte cochère; and the freestanding summerhouse (opposite the conservatory), which serves as both picturesque “folly” and informal garden room.
The result of our work on South Boulevard is that the buildings now frame the garden, and the plantings enliven the structures. The indoor and outdoor spaces of the house flow easily into one another. Much of the family’s entertainment and recreational life takes place in the garden, which is now not merely a visual focus but an integral part of the living space of the house.
View the comprehensive project, also by Curtis & Windham.