a grassy lawn for a beach house

This Well-Manicured Beach House Landscape Wows

2023 Best of Year Winner for Residential Landscape

It is always best when house and landscape work hand-in-hand, particularly on Long Island’s tony South Fork. That’s certainly exhibited with this 10,000-square-foot contemporary home by Blaze Makoid Architecture and Shawn Henderson Interior Design,
sited on 3 acres in Southampton handsomely manicured by LaGuardia Design Group. Raising the site 12 feet around the house enhanced views toward Jule Pond and the Atlantic Ocean beyond and allowed for burying drainage and sanitary systems above groundwater. The resulting sculpted landform, seeded with native grasses to create maritime rolling meadows, and accented with such indigenous plants as Northern Bayberry and Inkberry, has a walkway that winds to the front door, its planks of stone echoing the vertical fins of the facade. The linear motif continues with the Luis Barragán–inspired steel pickets of the deck railing flanking the vanishing-edge pool

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