Landscape design is as important as the building design in this project. The natural grade of the site works with the architecture of the home to bring together local stone retaining walls and indigenous plants.
The retaining wall and path are a direct route that connects the road to the front porch. It has developed into a manicured, rolling and natural home for ground cover and various plant groupings. The yard is mostly shaded, and is challenging to select plants that will grow and thrive in this setting.
The new path meanders down the hill with poured in place concrete steppers; oriented parallel to the existing home, creating an informal path on the lawn. The moss is taken from other areas of the property as well as ferns, red maple trees, hostas and liriope.