An exquisitely-crafted, contemporary shingle-style home stands prominently on a south-facing slope and boasts distant views of greater Newton and beyond. Outdoor spaces carved from carefully-graded landforms cascade down slopes vegetated with large swaths of native plants that provide food and habitat for songbirds. Gorgeous granite walls and staircases navigate the new terrain, while bluestone and antique cobblestone terraces and walks provide beautiful areas to gather throughout the property.

A lush new green roof softens a private second floor balcony, and intelligent stormwater management details unite the building with the surrounding land. A flat plain of lawn carpets one third of the property, where active children are given lots of room to play soccer, badminton, and other turf-sports. Outdoor spaces punctuated with durable and memorably detailed amenities such as a marshmallow roaster and sculptural water fountain merge slabs of Rockport granite with elegant blackened stainless steel elements. A custom “catio” integrated into a perennial border becomes an amazing and safe perch for indoor-only cats. This family’s outdoor-oriented lifestyle is enjoyed throughout every season.

Collaborators: Eck MacNeely Architects, Wellen Construction, Paragon Landscape Construction, Jennifer Palumbo Interior Design, Richmond So Engineers, Paradis Metal Works, Pond Creations By Sean, Stonecutter Farm, Perfection Fence, Rainfall Irrigation, Atlantic View Landscape Lighting, Lumen Studio, Bartlett Tree Experts, Olde New England Granite, Select Horticulture