Everything was removed except for major trees, some tall pines and a Russian olive at the rear of the property; one corner containing a flowering crab-apple, a corkscrew hazel and a Japanese maple was left untouched.
?We had a wonderful time considering materials that would link the indoors and outdoors,? says the homeowner. One strong transitional element was already in place: a wall of grey limestone that extends from inside to the outside. ?The pleasure I derive from looking at this thing can?t be overstated,? she says. Her objection to it during the renovation is still cause for embarrassment.
The homeowner has capitalized on every bit of space to house a very personal collection of plants from trees to ground covers.