IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S THE SAME HOUSE!
       
     
   From this older outdated home? Read on on to get the scoop on the Newton Renovation!
       
     
Site Visit
       
     
Stairs and Backyard
       
     
The Plan
       
     
Lower Yard
       
     
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Upper Yard
       
     
The Magic Begins...
       
     
A Little Help From My Friends...
       
     
Sod It!
       
     
Upper Deck
       
     
Color All Season Long
       
     
Green Screen
       
     
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Containers add a nice touch!
       
     
Welcome Home!
       
     
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S THE SAME HOUSE!
       
     
IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE IT'S THE SAME HOUSE!

How do you get to this beautiful look...

   From this older outdated home? Read on on to get the scoop on the Newton Renovation!
       
     

From this older outdated home? Read on on to get the scoop on the Newton Renovation!

Site Visit
       
     
Site Visit

When I first arrived on the property, I found a tired landscape that had a lot of possibilities.

Stairs and Backyard
       
     
Stairs and Backyard

A dangerous set of stairs led to a steep, unusable backyard.  The clients wanted a big space where their three children could play.

The Plan
       
     
The Plan

Faithful Flowers and partner, landscape architect Steve Woods designed a plan to create spaces of play, relaxation and entertainment for the young family.

Lower Yard
       
     
Lower Yard

The backyard was leveled, a grand main staircase installed and retaining walls were constructed. Thanks to the incredible talent of stone masons from Ken Fenton's crew at K.T. Fenton Masonry and Mike Magee's general contracting services.

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Upper Yard
       
     
Upper Yard

The upper yard was regraded and a bluestone terrace was constructed for family outdoor dining.

The Magic Begins...
       
     
The Magic Begins...

Large trees were ordered to screen the lower yard and provide privacy. A combination of trees was chosen to create a woodsy feel.

A Little Help From My Friends...
       
     
A Little Help From My Friends...

Tree expert Andrew Airoldi, The Tree Advocate installs the green screen.

Sod It!
       
     
Sod It!

Special drought resistant, tough turf is trucked from Rhode Island. It had been harvested just that morning.

Upper Deck
       
     
Upper Deck

The new bluestone terrace looks out into the lower yard and beyond. A wonderful perch to grill and dine on. Beds constructed around the terrace provide areas for the family to grow their own herbs and vegetables.

 

Color All Season Long
       
     
Color All Season Long

Long beds line the bluestone walkway. Plantings will bloom all three season. Tulips, iris and azalea in the spring, geranium, coneflower, forest grass in the summer and sedum, hydrangea in the fall. A venus dogwood shows off spectacular white blooms in the late spring.

Green Screen
       
     
Green Screen

The woodsy green screen has begun to grow in and provides privacy and a stunning combination of color and texture. In the planting pocket on the left, knockout roses lead you down the stairs. Large Japanese snowbell styrax trees are planted opposite.

 

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Containers add a nice touch!
       
     
Containers add a nice touch!

Oversized containers specifically sourced to work with the client's door and house colors are changed out seasonally.

Welcome Home!
       
     
Welcome Home!

This property has been renovated inside and out. Faithful Flowers worked closely with the interior design firm Dietz and Associates to make sure that the extraordinary and unique interior design was reflected in the landscaping design and choices in the natural world.

"Everything looks great on the web and in real life!  Thank you for coming up with ideas that make the outside look and feel great!"

 

 

"After" photos courtesy Peggy Stander.