Our client in Beverly owns a beautifully renovated, craftsman bungalow on a pristine lot. There was only one glaring eyesore...a round sandpit where an above-ground pool once stood.
What to do with the space?
Our landscape architect, Shane Mahoney, worked with the clients through various options, designs, and layouts. The more they brainstormed, the more they were drawn right back to a circular shape.
A circle form softens the strict linearity of the architecture and fence lines, while creating a strong anchor point in the corner of the yard.
The next step was to figure out how to make the circle form into a usable and aesthetic part of the landscape.
Inspiration came from formal European gardens of symmetry and balance.
Each of the four quadrants is a raised perennial planter that doubles as an intimate seating wall. These sections of the overall circle form are divided by two perpendicular bluestone walkways that deliver you to the existing lawn perfectly on-grade.
Anyone else out there thinking of replacing an above-ground pool with a Beaux Arts Garden? Request a free consultation!