Front Porch
       
     
Fieldstone Pavers
       
     
Raised Stone Terrace
       
     
Koi Pond and Pergola
       
     
Pergola
       
     
Pergola Detail
       
     
Terrace
       
     
Outdoor Shower
       
     
Wooded Knoll
       
     
Front Porch
       
     
Front Porch

Firm: Bothwell Site Design

Role: Senior Designer

Location: Darien, Connecticut

Completion: 2007

Collaborators: Beinfield Architects

As Senior Designer at Bothwell Site Design, Dorothy led the design of  this new house built for a family of five that fits into the fabric of the community in its vernacular style. Its contemporary interior with open floor plan caters to the needs of the family. The dual nature of this design allowed the landscape to explore themes of contemporary vernacular, organizing the property into three distinct zones, front to back: Vernacular, contemporary, meadow and wooded knoll.  

The vernacular front is designed with a traditional dry-laid fieldstone wall, patches of intuitively ordered planting beds, and fieldstone terrace and bluestone walks. A large raised terrace is nestled in the contemporary rear, and includes a rectangular koi poid, a timberframe pergola, and an outdoor shower. Traditional materials were used in contemporary patterns and designs. The terrace looks out over a rectangular lawn enclosed by meadow grasses and punctuated by a wooded knoll.

 

Fieldstone Pavers
       
     
Fieldstone Pavers
Raised Stone Terrace
       
     
Raised Stone Terrace
Koi Pond and Pergola
       
     
Koi Pond and Pergola
Pergola
       
     
Pergola
Pergola Detail
       
     
Pergola Detail
Terrace
       
     
Terrace
Outdoor Shower
       
     
Outdoor Shower
Wooded Knoll
       
     
Wooded Knoll