It is a garden where flow and movement through the space are quietly choreographed. A composed palette of materials, subtle grade changes and carefully situated water elements enhance a sense of calm and expansiveness.
A translucent glass entry gate leads to a straight walkway planted with a series of staggered linear panels of Equisetum. They are aligned parallel to the pathway and create a meandering, mazelike procession to the home’s entry. The path terminates at a limestone wall, a subtle invitation to pause for a moment before turning and entering the house.
Once inside, the eye is drawn to an interior courtyard, where four grouped Japanese maples flank a fountain built of stacked limestone slabs. Soft bubbling water from the fountain permeates a sense of calm throughout the house, while the continuous limestone paving allows the courtyard to flow into the interior of the house. This surface establishes a datum that is continued through the residence to the long pool terrace.