Cottage Garden Residence

Location

Bridgehampton, New York

Project Team

  • Christopher LaGuardia
  • Daniel Thorp
  • Dean Janulis

Architect / Designer

  • James Merrell Architects
  • Ellen Hanson Designs

Contractors

  • Wright & Company Construction Inc.
  • Kelco Landscaping and Construction

Project Photography

  • Anthony Crisafulli

Bridgehampton, New York

Project Team

  • Christopher LaGuardia
  • Daniel Thorp
  • Dean Janulis

Architect / Designer

  • James Merrell Architects
  • Ellen Hanson Designs

Contractors

  • Wright & Company Construction Inc.
  • Kelco Landscaping and Construction

Project Photography

  • Anthony Crisafulli

Set in Bridgehampton, NY, the Cottage Garden Residence is a strolling, cottage-like garden with both small intimate spaces and large areas for entertaining. The main entry courtyard is occupied by a 50-year old Green Japanese Maple set in a bed of Asarumand surrounded by specimen HinokiCypress. An irregular, bluestone walkway passes between two, low stone walls and meanders through the courtyard to the front door of the residence. Step-able ground covers and Creeping Thyme fill the stone joints and create a bed of flowers along the garden floor.

The back of the residence, which was originally abandoned lawn, was revitalized as a native Magnolia walk. Native Sweetbay Magnolia trees dance through a bed of Carex grasses and low spreading Hay-Scented ferns. A winding gravel walkway leads guests through the trees and out to the pool area. This property is an herbicide, pesticide, and fertilizer free landscape, designed with an emphasis on sustainability and resilience.