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.
2016 Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects
2016 International Gold Award from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers
Collaborators: Anmahian Winton Architects, SeaDAR Construction, Martin Lucyk Landscape Construction, Columbia Design Group, Shadows and Light, Corbett Irrigation, Select Horticulture, Sylvan Nursery, Artemesia Perennial Supply