Great story in which the owner of this new home grew up on this property as a kid!! The home was demolished for a stunning new residence. We came into the picture late and after all the structures were in place, but it was our job to add the icing to the cake!!
Our immediate feeling was not to hide the home and its beautiful lines, but to expose it, So we didn’t propose any front foundation plantings, for example. The front porch was such a great space, we wanted the owners to have something to look at, as opposed to the road. In the rear yard, the goal was to warm up the space, along with keeping it intimate and semi-private. Training Wisteria on the pergola was one way to achieve that.
A brand new home in two years has the look, feel and comfort of an establish residence. That is what great design and implementation produces, an experience that is harmonized to its surroundings (big or small).