Outdoor Living

Special Focus: Landscape Design 2017

These New England gardens, in dramatically dissimilar settings and with wildly diverse styles, share one thing: uncommon beauty.

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Gregory Lombardi contemporary landscape

Grand Finale

When landscape architect Gregory Lombardi first arrived at this Cohasset, Massachusetts, property—a prime address with beautiful ocean

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Gardens Of Delight

Think of a garden on Cape Cod and you’re likely to picture voluptuous masses of blue hydrangeas, mounds of bright pink beach roses, and stands of grasses waving in a salty breeze. But,

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Say It With Flowers

Jim Douthit tells a great story. The one about how he stumbled into the landscaping business and wound up founding one of Greater Boston’s preeminent outfits is an

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Special Focus: Landscape Design 2016

Rocks of Ages The lakeside mountain retreat in western Maine seems to have sprung whole from its rocky site, but…

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Local Color

From Toronto to Japan to Boston, Vermont-based landscape architect has created some extraordinary gardens. A recent swimming pool project in…

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New Hampshire lakefront garden

A Growing Concern

All too often, landscape designers are brought on board after the fact. After the land is stripped of all its…

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The Great Outdoors: Landscapes as Special as the Houses they Surround

A Prescription for Privacy The homeowners loved their house for its wooded neighborhood, which lies conveniently close to Boston, but…

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Small Treasure

City living conjures images of close-set buildings on postage-stamp lots with views of the neighbors’ houses or the high fences…

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Gregory Lombardi Design

A Light Touch

Even the most effortless-looking landscape can have a problematic backstory. Behind what looks like the unfettered beauty of nature may…

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Natural Selection

A simple plan in sync with its surroundings makes for an unencumbered but effective shoreline landscape design. Sometimes residential landscapes…

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Sun Spot

The homes on Nantucket vary in scale and style, but according to architect Lisa Botticelli, they’re all clad in one…

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Gallery – Porches, Patios, Decks, and Terraces

Serene East and West meet gently on the North Shore of Massachusetts, where a depression in this shingled dwelling’s rocky…

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Traditional Urban Garden

American Classic

Gorgeous women choose clothes that highlight their attributes, not upstage them. Too many frills, too much finery could detract from…

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Gallery – The Heart of the Garden

Flowing A small spill through a stone ­retaining wall provides the source for this rock-lined streamlet that ­meanders so charmingly…

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