Beachside Planting Restoration
A mix of erosion control natives and salt-tolerant hardy species for year round interest.
Sun and Entertainment Patio
Pool and entertainment patio structure designed to mimic the bow of a ship overlooking the sound.
Rest and Relaxation
Balanced proportions: The lawn sun terrace, with gravel cutouts for lounges, reduces storm water run-off while integrating contrasting material and textures.
Custom designed vertical stainless steel cable railing acts as pool safety fence with minimal visual interference of pool and distant views.
Custom glass tile and infinity edge create a visual seamless transition between land, sea and sky.
Terrace with low maintenance, cool porcelain tile for comfort and reduced “heat island” effect.
The outdoor kitchen with view preserved. Custom lantern, cabinetry design, stone and porcelain tile patio.
A wisteria covered pergola provides a side yard patio escape from the summer sun.
View from Long Island Sound
Enhancement of a natural rock jetty with new double layered seas walls, beach plantings and sunken lawn with sub-surface drainage retention system.
Wisteria Covered Pergola
Planted urns accent the shaded passage.
A Seamless transition between the pool and Long Island Sound.
Custom firebowls and nighttime lighting illuminate the entertainment area.
LED wall, step, under-coping and handrail lighting.
Post Sandy Restoration
This Post-Sandy property restoration was designed and implemented with mindful respect to the uncontrollable natural environment. Extensive shoreline reconstruction and an innovative storm water/surge protection area work to protect and support the new pool and recreation structure.
A “pre-Sandy” dream of an in-ground pool on a lower lawn terrace adjacent to the sound was immediately scrapped; a site that ended up more than 4 feet under water when the storm hit. The house looked like a barge on the sound, an image that set our design in motion. Mimicking the bow of a ship, the pool and patio terraces were programmed as an extension of the existing house plinth.
Storm water management was handled with a series of systems; infiltrators beneath the lawn, a double layer of concrete sea walls, beach plantings for erosion control and ultimately a sunken lawn area to handle the next “big one.”