featured property Wayland Farmhouse
about this property
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.
Wayland Farmhouse in the news
Well look at that, Jim’s Wayland “farmstead” is featured in this month’s Country Gardens magazine. Bees, chickens, flowers, and a gorgeous edible garden – talk about a passion project! We’re thrilled and so proud. Download the article (pdf).
Another call-out for Jim’s showcase Wayland Farmhouse – from Boston Design Guide. In celebration of “summer’s lush greenscapes and bountiful blooms”, the Guide’s Sandy Giardi highlights seven of Boston’s most notable properties, walking us through each while paying special attention to what makes them so special to their owners.
Noted Garden Design Online blogger, Jane Berger highlights Jim’s Wayland Farmhouse – APLD’s 2017 Gold Award winner for Residential Design. With a designer’s eye, Jane describes the property’s unique challenges and amazing transformation. Be sure to check out the story and the rest of the website for some great reading.