Concealed by a dense canopy of oaks and pines, the site's terrain dips and rises from Route 28A to the ocean. From the busy road, one enters a hidden world to discover a vernal pool flourishing in a glacial kettle hole, and a grassy knoll overlooking Pleasant Bay. The varied topography creates conditions of high & dry, low & wet, open & sunny, and sheltered & shady. The project seeks to preserve and accentuate the rich and diverse habitat, integrate a new dwelling and edit out invasive species that are eroding the clarity and character of the native landscape.
with H. P. Rovenelli Architects