featured property Wayland Farmhouse

A charming 19th century farmhouse in Wayland, MA finds new life as a lush, multi-season hideaway. With a creative vision and multi-pronged approach, this ambitious award-winning design tackles privacy, an extensive porch and patio addition, year round plantings, and a new focus on the home's stunning riverfront view.

about this property

Wayland, Massachusetts | Steeped in New England charm and featuring an idyllic view of the Sudbury River, this historic Wayland property offered a potential few designers could resist. With a goal of creating a more intimate environment, suitable for both everyday living and outdoor gatherings, designer Jim Douthit approached this project from all angles.

A perimeter of hemlocks, pines, and arborvitae were planted to serve as the initial border against the adjacent road and neighboring homes. Deciduous birches, maples, and cherries were then added for variety as were flowering shrubs, evergreens, and ground cover.

A subsequent phase tackled the home's new covered porch and captivating sunken patio, replacing a vacant side yard and rear retaining wall. Antique granite was incorporated throughout the design, complementing the farmhouse aesthetic. The project's sense of unique "outdoor rooms" was achieved via strategically placed beds of perennials, stone borders, and inviting steps.

With a few finishing touches, Jim combined accents of native plantings and non-native ornamentals to lend visual interest, as well as an ample vegetable garden, granting the owners a healthy escape from their busy lives.

see the transformation

transformations - before - stone wall and deck transformations - after - a new sunken stone patio and porch
landscape design award - Association of Professional Landscape Designers (apld) award winner
2017 Gold Award Residential Design
Association of Professional Landscape Designers

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