Bascom Hill This project was based around a complete renovation of a mid 19th century farm house and grounds. Goshen stone and granite were used to create gathering spaces around the house and pool. The plantings were chosen to provide year round interest with minimal maintenance. Supporting pollinators was also [...]
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Butterhill Tucked between the house and a steep hillside this patio expands the living space into the outdoors. Clean linear lines define the space and complement the architecture of this modern house in the woods. BEFORE: AFTER:
Teaberry Ln., Amherst, MA This home in Amherst Woods received a complete update to its gardens. An old pressure-treated wall was replaced with a Goshen stone wall, and the front walkway relaid and expanded to create a more inviting entry to the house. Along the side of the house, a [...]
Shutesbury A large concrete paver patio was added to this backyard to create a great space for this family to enjoy their spot nestled in the woods of Shutesbury. The lawn was regraded and expanded for an improved play area. Significant surface water issues required the need for installation of a drainage [...]
Stoddard Street An unused area for a play structure at this property became a fantastic space for this family to enjoy. Setting a fire pit into a natural edge Goshen stone patio creates a space to be enjoyed both day and night. A unique water feature made of Goshen and [...]
South East Street A crumbling driveway and parking area, along with significant water and drainage issues, were the impetus for this project at an old farm house in Amherst. On the hill behind the house are several natural springs that (even in relatively dry times) cause a number of issues [...]
Middle St., Amherst, MA Over time the stairway and walls leading into this house started to fail and had become dangerous. These both had to be taken down and completely rebuilt, with a focus on maintaining the fit with existing gardens and other stonework throughout the property. Choosing to use [...]
Paige St., Amherst, MA The yard at this property was left mostly bare following the completion of an addition to the house. This provided a great opportunity to develop a garden the homeowners had always wanted. The basis for this design was to use plant material intended to promote birds [...]