TAG: Project Portfolio

Project Portfolio: Classic, contemporary retreat

August 4, 2014By
Photos: Lambert Landscape Co.

The mission Transform an ordinary landscape into an extraordinary, resort-feel pool and garden. Landscape architect Paul Fields, president and director of design for Dallas-based Lambert Landscape Co., recalls what this residential landscape looked like at the onset: “The existing small loggia terrace, curvilinear pool and water feature not only reflected the architecture, but were also located too closely to the... read more

Project Portfolio: Mid-century paradise

June 9, 2014By
Photo: Botanical Decorators

The mission: Flip a post-war residence’s overgrown, sloping yard into a private oasis. When this post-World War II tract house in Bethesda, Md., built on a garage and library, among other renovations, Olney, Md.-based Botanical Decorators was called on to ramp up the landscape surrounding the additions. It wasn’t as easy as installing plantings to complement the freshly repainted siding... read more

Project Portfolio: Flat-out beautiful

May 2, 2014By

When an unusually flat site threatened to consume the view of the yard, the homeowners let the design team take some risks—and were rewarded with an outdoor space that’s the envy of the neighborhood. Brian Cossari, ASLA, a landscape architect for Wilton, Conn.-based Hoffman Landscapes, and his team were faced with a daunting challenge: The owners of a stately colonial... read more

Project Portfolio: Sculptural showcase

February 10, 2014By

This Boston-area new-build home was christened “Floating Peaks” by the homeowner, who envisioned an accompanying garden to showcase several natural stone sculptures he had collected and shipped from China. These unique stones were shaped by water at the bottom of a river. In addition, the homeowner wanted several outdoor living areas—a pool, hot tub, pergola, terraces and a large lawn... read more

Project Portfolio: Handle with care

January 7, 2014By

Eradicate invasive plant materials that have colonized this archeologically significant lighthouse space. Florida’s Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is more than a local landmark. Its site is a Native American shell mound, thus no digging can take place without an archeologist present. This is what Hobe Sound, Fla.-based Rood Landscape encountered firsthand when it was engaged to rid the property... read more

Project Portfolio: Addressing Gettysburg

July 26, 2013By

Maintain the integrity of this historically significant site as its visitors center relocates elsewhere on the premises. The Gettysburg battlefield is a reminder of three fateful days in July 1863, when the tide of the American Civil War shifted from Confederate to Union advantage. Commemorating this historic battle and its significance was originally undertaken in the 1960s, with a visitors... read more