The house in Clarkston is a historical gem from 1920 built in the Colonial Revival style. The accompanying landscape design was implemented almost a century later, but today they exist as one harmonious environment.

The garden consists of mainly massing pieces, but the attention to detail is critical. The palette of materials is minimal so as not to detract attention from the house. The vegetation near the house is kept low to the ground, ensuring the integrity of the façade. Elements of the landscape also echo materials found in the architecture; the stone from the house’s foundation is pulled out to become low garden walls at the courtyard entrance.

The rear yard is a private retreat with many opportunities for relaxation. A pergola shelters a wooden swing and a conversation area sits surrounded by rich vegetation. The garden design exemplifies our vision of creating an outdoor escape that also serves as a work of living art.