This property is magnificent. The farmhouse, built in 1906, was recently renovated. Since the home had come alive again, it seemed time to revive the surrounding landscape as well. After a thorough design interview with the client, we realized that there were actually 3 projects within the whole system of work: the Courtyard Renovation, the Creek Restoration & the Flower Garden Creation.
To be sure that the projects remained integrated throughout the process, we established 3 Overall Goals:
- create a welcoming & serene aesthetic that compliments character of the site & structures
- reduce water use
- restore & create wildlife habitat
This project required special care in maintaining a serene color palette. We often used collages to quickly convey the colors and textures that would result from different plant combinations. You see one of the collages here for the courtyard.