Portfolio: East Coast Style

Client goal:

Our clients, having built a beautiful shake-sided home in the tradition of Martha's Vineyard sought to enhance the character of the property with New England-style gardens and spacious lawns. They provided Rooks with many photographs that helped solidify the design intent.

Rooks’ solution:

Large sweeps of perennials, shrubs and ornamental grasses were planted to soften the landscape, blend into the natural setting and highlight existing majestic old trees. A large pond was constructed in a low lying area to create a focal point and huge boulders were strategically placed to provide a sunning area for turtles and other wildlife. These gardens, glorious year round, are particularly stunning in late fall when the subtle hues of the season and wonderful textures blend to create a beautiful palette.