Lexington Residence

This steeply sloping site was terraced with a series of fieldstone walls to create a variety of outdoor rooms that extend the interior living spaces and were featured on a Garden Conservancy Tour.

The two year landscape construction project included extensive regrading of the 17-foot grade change at the back of the property to create terraces for usable level areas. Creative use of materials such as granite sourced from a recently reopened quarry in Maine, fieldstone from Massachusetts, bluestone and dimensional granite together with brick and clay tile, were used to create unique and richly textured garden rooms. Custom fencing and metal work provided quality details. The pool features a custom granite coping. A naturalistic pond-like water feature with a sand “beach” was built at the back of the property with a recirculation and aeration system to ensure clean water that supports a wide variety of aquatic plants and fish. A path system connects the distinct landscape features.

Architect: Charles R. Myer & Partners

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