Courtyard
       
     
Oil and Stone Driveway
       
     
Courtyard
       
     
Crab Apple Orchard
       
     
Reoriented Front Entry
       
     
Bluestone Walkway to Steps
       
     
Retaining Wall and Hillside Restoration
       
     
Planting at Retaining Wall
       
     
Radial Bluestone Terraces
       
     
Bluestone Terrace
       
     
Site Plan
       
     
Courtyard
       
     
Courtyard

Firm: Bothwell Site Design

Role: Principal in Charge and Senior Designer

Location: Weston, Connecticut

Completion Date:  2007

As Principal in Charge and Lead Designer at Bothwell Site Design, Dorothy led in the design of this project in Weston, Connecticut. The addition of a 2 car garage to an existing free-standing 3 car garage prompted the redesign of the site, including a courtyard space, two terraces at the lower level, and planting. The new design works with the complex geometries of the house, integrating the house with the landscape. Removal of invasive trees on a hillside and replanting native trees and shrubs helps to reestablish a the hillside and contributes to the extensive site planting.

The design of the courtyard creates a pedestrian scale to the large garage building. The bluestone walkways connect the front door, the garage and the stairs to Crystal Lake. Two radial terraces separated by planting strengthen the relationship to the house. A native grass edge at the lake filters runoff and creates healthier habitat.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Oil and Stone Driveway
       
     
Oil and Stone Driveway
Courtyard
       
     
Courtyard
Crab Apple Orchard
       
     
Crab Apple Orchard
Reoriented Front Entry
       
     
Reoriented Front Entry
Bluestone Walkway to Steps
       
     
Bluestone Walkway to Steps
Retaining Wall and Hillside Restoration
       
     
Retaining Wall and Hillside Restoration
Planting at Retaining Wall
       
     
Planting at Retaining Wall
Radial Bluestone Terraces
       
     
Radial Bluestone Terraces
Bluestone Terrace
       
     
Bluestone Terrace
Site Plan
       
     
Site Plan