2019 Merit Award
Culliton Quinn Landscape Architecture
With this Georgian style home, the homeowners looked to carry the same structure and organization into the landscape. The site is a one-acre corner parcel with approximately five feet of pitch from one corner to the next. The design utilizes this grade change to perch the house on a high central plane overlooking the adjacent private golf course and provide separation from the more public front yard below. Circulation from space to space is a key component celebrating a 360-degree architecture and garden walking experience. A fun and challenging aspect to the project was how to soften the rigidness of the formal gardens while keeping with the client’s taste for tidiness. Globe boxwood sited in random bubbles emerge from an organic gravel space in the front garden. Moving away from the house, the borders loosen into large masses of Sesleria grass that contrast against boxwood and hydrangea cloud masses.