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Nestled in the suburbs of Greater Boston, a bold new residence with strong axial elements is complimented by an equally striking landscape. Viewed from the front, tall, columnar trees frame the main body of the architecture, accenting the elongated proportions of the home’s generous windows. Layers of boxwood hedge soften the presence of the arrival court and stone façade.
Sets of stone piers topped with lush planters and a diamond motif featured in custom gates and paving patterns are recurring elements to the design, which create a sense unity throughout the landscape. Broad stairs bring one from the arrival court to the front entry, where a view along the central axis of the residence looks to the terrace in the rear.
Embraced by the architecture and surrounded by lush plantings of hydrangea and boxwood, outdoor living spaces are the centerpiece of the landscape. Areas for outdoor cooking, sitting, and entertaining are paved with Cape Neddick granite that complements the tones of the residence. As the sun sets, lighting set in the garden and a warm glow from within the home bring the outdoor living spaces to life.
Collaborators: Catalano Architects, R.P. Marzilli, Liz Caan & Co.; Photographer: Chris Rucinski