Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Wissahickon, this Chestnut Hill contemporary garden is designed for entertainment and intimacy, accommodating both dinner parties and a place for reflection and meditation.
Nestled within the site, the garden was carefully placed among mature trees and adjacent to the house. With the addition of a motorized louvered roof pergola, a unique outdoor room was created that truly becomes an extension of the residence.
Inspired by Asian aesthetics, the garden embraces a respect for the integrity and characteristics of materials, refined planting and purposeful placement of garden accessories. The subtle richness of the planting is developed through a tranquil palette of greens and contrasting foliage texture.
The terrace irregular paving stone was individually cut and fitted, creating a harmonious yet contrasting pattern to the rectilinear perimeter banding. The combination of mahogany decking, flagstone and black river rock provides an artful juxtaposition of materiality. Understated lighting accents garden features and provides way finding.
Photography by Rob Cardillo