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The entrance is a traditional, lush landscape with a natural stone walkway that invites you in; a gentle turn to the right brings you further into the yard looking down over a manicured park setting. The raised sitting area is perfect for cooking outdoors and dining alfresco. We built a polished black granite plinth that spills water into a rill running the perimeter of the house to emulate soothing stream sounds. This unique water feature cleverly masks stressful street noise. ” —Scott Byron Above & Facing Page: Residents enter through a series of hemlocks to arrive at the secret garden, designed for reading and meditation.
Photograph courtesy of Outvision Photography Photograph courtesy of Outvision Photography Facing Page Bottom: Fiber-optic lighting creates colorful illuminated effects; hidden flow jet fountains add a festive touch. We removed the home’s original pool and created an impressive two-tiered rectangular swimming pool and spa with a natural Turkish travertine deck.
Stephanie Wohlner Left & Facing Page: To stay true to the blue-gray Nantucket clapboard house and its architectural genre, I used an eclectic approach and exciting contemporary twists to give a new interpretation, still respecting tradition. Crisp white cabinets and dark hardwood flooring finishes provides contrast, while brilliant artwork punctuates the space. My sense of appropriate scale and proportion along with room-delineating columns and a redesigned fireplace mantel bring a bright and clean, yet familiar traditional feeling to the home.