THE BACKYARD POOL BLENDS into the space as if it were a pond Just as the interiors focus on using the natural landscape to heighten the experience of living in the home, the exterior was designed to continue this transition of bringing the inside out. Landscape architect, Stephen Stimson of Stephen Stimson Associates played off of the home’s structural design to highlight the natural setting and placement in its surroundings. Courtyards and gardens surround the property and contribute to the outdoor living space. The pool nestled in the backyard blends into the space as if it were a pond, stately encompassed by a vast arboretum. Winston Flower’s, David Winston, was honored to collaborate on this project. Working closely with the homeowner and Perez, Winston contributed customized potted plants and perennials that alternate each season to accompany the changing landscape. With the spirit of Zen as inspiration accents of bamboo and suckling plants in custom Rocca pots surround the home to maintain a simple quiet feel. Premier homes are beginning to focus on utilizing their landscapes to amplify the living experience, bringing the outside in is a trend that we are going to see in the years to come. Thought forms Corporation’s Project Manager, Charles Barry, says that, “The primary challenge in building this home was to execute well a simple, clean, modern design.” Barry emphasizes that a simple aesthetic does not equate to a simple building process. “One of the things that happens in modern designs is that there are lots of demanding, flush alignments with similar materials,” he says. “Getting everything lined up for a clean, simple look demands precision. The addition of high velocity recessed lights and the abundance of natural light from the windows will expose even the most minor flaw.” The combined expertise of Thought forms Corporation’s builders and the woodworkers at Herrick & White ensured that there were no flaws to expose. Perez’s designs were not executed well, they were executed perfectly.
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