These homes range in location from Nantucket to Andover to Wellesley, and all include custom design and project management by DBLA.
A wide open area needed some sense of enclosure and privacy, and to better define a particular use. Careful selection of plantings and fences helped achieve these goals.
Budget was limited, so to take the simplest materials - lawn and hedge - and to generate both a useful pool and at the same time a piece of art, the pool is enclosed rather tightly for a powerful composition of few pieces.
This house was built for parties, so there are several distinct places with unique character - raised lawns, flat lawns, sunken patio, elegant and sequential entry area... these allow for different functions to gather, to serve food and drink, to cook outdoors, to play and select from a cutting garden.
Changing elevation between the intended uses of a space, even with the same material used for flooring and containing walls, very effectively distinguishes one area from the other.
This Jaccuzzi style hot tub is a round basin set into another round step, which is offset from another round step - creating a dynamic tension and visual interest in an otherwise quiet and serene locale.
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