We very proudly share exciting news that MCLD has won a 2016 Residential Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for our “Cambridge Garden” located in the heart Cambridge! Submissions for the 2016 Awards reached a record high, and the jury overflowed with heavy hitters, making our recognition even more special. This honor signifies our 6th award from the prestigious professional organization.
This remarkable contemporary Cambridge home and woodland landscape near Harvard Square reinvents a decaying, overgrown property with a perched water table. Meaningful and enjoyable year-round garden living becomes a central theme for an accomplished and enlightened couple with children and pets living in an otherwise busy urban neighborhood. The house’s striking windows frame trees and garden spaces from the interior. The vibrant new moisture-loving woodland vegetation colonies below fully root the property in context and command attention as the rugged and adaptive plants evolve throughout the year. A carefully arranged matrix of hand-picked reclaimed granite slabs provides a fantastic new outdoor world, an inviting single step from the house’s main floor. Environmentally friendly products and re-purposed materials merge to create an outdoor-focused lifestyle for a busy family.
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to collaborate with these awesome clients and their hand-picked team of talented professionals including Anmahian Winton Architects, SeaDAR Construction, and Martin Lucyk Landscape Construction. Special thank-you’s also go out to Olde New England Granite, Stone Farm, Select Horticulture, Artemisia Perennial Supply, Sylvan Nursery, Shadows and Light, and Corbett Irrigation for everyone’s efforts to help make this garden come to life. Last but not least, congratulations to all of our peers from many local firms whose projects are also celebrated in this year’s awards program! We look forward to seeing you all in May at the annual Gala!