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A Quiet Place

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The side of this 1800’s farmhouse was unused and barren. The residents wanted to create a quiet place to utilize their hot tub and allow for other serene activities. In following the strong geometry of the home, we designed a linear walkway which was laid out from the front porch to the rear deck and … Read More

Lavallette Entry Update

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Only one block from the beach, this remodeled shore house was selling itself short with its mix-matched plantings and dated driveway. In order to add some cost effective upgrades, we removed the old gravel and installed a simple paver soldier course and 3/8″ delaware river gravel inlay to create a clean look that fit in … Read More

Holmdel Residence

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

This carriage style mansion is set into the few rolling hills of Monmouth County. A strong array of evergreens and perennial plants surround the home and its’ many patios and terraces. Natural stone walls are worked into existing grades and showcase feature trees such as Bloodgood Maples and Chokeberries.  The walkway to the rear yard … Read More

Certified Wildlife Habitat

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The Irving Elementary School in Highland Park wanted to create a special place in an under utilized courtyard. A Certified Wildlife Habitat was designed and installed with the help of the Highland Park Environmental Commission and the local community. The space included nesting areas, food and water sources for native wildlife, water runoff management, and … Read More

Bay Head Residence

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The design for this summer home was inspired by New England charm. An extensive pallette of colors and textures soften the garden creating a comfortable environment for warm weather relaxing. Sand dunes and native grasses were preserved and showcased by an intimate raised deck.

Watchung Hills Residence

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

This four thousand square foot structure was a creative rebuild by Cyzner Properties. They utilized the existing foundation and completely upgraded and enlarged the single family home. Set into the Watchung Hills, there were many mature shade trees on the property that were preserved, along with the natural grades, consisting mostly of bedrock. The home … Read More

Colts Neck: A Farm Home Facelift

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Sparrow and Brambles was called to redesign the gardens of an older, farm style home in Colts Neck.  The project began this last Spring in the front where we installed a new walkway. Using classical design to match the home, simple forms and arch tangents were used to create a stately, but humble entrance to … Read More

Four Elements

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The homeowners to this relatively new building were environmentally conscious and wanted their “Zen-like” lifestyle translated into their landscape.   The property had severe grade changes and was quite barren with no outdoor entertaining space. Goals of the project included the incorporation of all of the elements; water, wind, fire and earth, while still creating … Read More