The clients had a vision of a centuries-old New England farmhouse nestled within rolling meadows, set back along a country road. To achieve this, mature shade trees were planted, and an apple orchard was reinvigorated by transplanting seasoned apple trees from a retired farm in Western MA. Blueberries and ferns were harvested from Maine and laid within the trees, appearing as if they had been there all along. Existing farm walls were deconstructed and repurposed as retaining walls.
The fountain trough was carved from a salvaged granite post, the barn thresholds were sourced from the demolition of the original Longfellow bridge. Reclaimed granite foundations are now the support on which the house rests. A high level of collaboration with the clients and within the teams was crucial to the success of the project. Hart Associates, Jenkinson Builders, and Elizabeth Hanna Morss worked side by side with the clients and Onyx to bring the spirit of Woodstone Farm back to life in its new location.
This project highlights a great amount of detailed hardscape, everywhere