Bringing carefree California to rustic New England
Originally from the shores of California, this client had a vision to recreate the outdoor living they experienced while on the West Coast, but on the East Coast.
Initially, they were unsure whether the same level of outdoor recreation they typically enjoyed could be replicated. With an expansive design that leveraged the existing topography of the property, and meticulous construction, their new landscape is now ready for everything.
Preserving the old while building the new
During the design phase, challenges arose while our team looked to use the existing natural assets of the property, including large rock formations and a mature forest.
Careful measurements and property assessments, combined with an extensive permitting process with the town, allowed the design to be completed and built on time.
Merging East Coast and West Coast elements
The eye is immediately drawn to an immense swimming pool reminiscent of both the Pacific shores of California and quaint inland lakes of New England.
A sustainable stone paver that mimics the soft look and subtle feel of wood was used on the sizable patio. Additional interest is generated through multiple fire features and gas lanterns, cascading waterfalls, a bubbling spa and large Baja shelf for in-pool lounging. An outdoor shower and pool house complete the picture.
A classic A-frame design to house endless entertainment
Taking cues from a classic architectural style — the New England A-frame cabin — a network of outdoor structures provides an incredible amount of entertainment options.
A fully equipped outdoor kitchen with grill, wood-fired pizza oven, plenty of counter space and a bar means no shortage of food and drink. Two TVs and a handcrafted stone fireplace are perfect for kicking back to watch a movie or the game.
A place with a peaceful nature
Finally, substantial plantings surround this new landscape and include a seasonal rotation of flowering color. With the short flowering season of New England, a wide variety of shrubs and flowers were used to always have one or two items that surprise the visitor.
Today, this forest home has become an outdoor haven where the client — along with family and friends — can unwind and rest in the peacefulness of nature.