She composes music for film and television, plays multiple instruments, and also draws and paints watercolours. She and her husband, a lawyer, bought their 1905 Edwardian home in 1995 and embarked on a renovation that included adding a room to the main floor. This gave them sweeping views of the garden, which by then was swamped with overgrown roses and daylilies, and detritus from the renovation. Defined by bricks, railroad ties and an octagonal in-ground swimming pool, the yard definitely needed amajor update.
Backed by a mix of trees, including a silvery Russian olive, a water feature is beautifully framed in the kitchen doorway.