A large addition transformed a traditional Dutch Colonial into a Craftsman style beauty. The stunning stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the landscape design, placed to provide a focal point from the kitchen and family room. The mantels for the fireplaces inside and out were carved from a tree that had to be removed for the addition. The tiered bluestone terrace provides ample seating for dining and lounging as well as a graceful stepped transition from the house to the lawn. The lawn, large enough to contain an ice rink, is surrounded by a natural play area with placed boulders and logs, a Reeds Ferry garden shed, and shady woodland plantings such a sassafras and bottlebrush buckeye. A new front walk, driveway and side gardens with privacy hedges of fastigiate ginkgo and hornbeam complete the scene.
Architect: D. Michael Collins Architects
General Contractor: S+H Construction
Landscape Contractor: A. Bonadio & Sons
Photography: Rosemary Fletcher Photography and Kerry Lewis