CONCORD: MODERN COTTAGE

DESIGN GOAL: Create multiple outdoor gathering places on a challenging peninsula-shaped lot.

  • expand the parking and utility of the front yard + make non-used space beautiful & welcoming
  • re-imagine the entry through the side gate – expand and integrate with backyard
  • create a seating area for a firepit
  • focal point: garden shed
  • native bent grass lawn for relaxing

“Growing the right flowers, shrubs, and trees with overlapping bloom times is the single most effective course of action to support pollinators from spring through fall.”

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