JOHN ELGIN WOOLF
Built in 1958, this John Elgin Woolf home is a wonderful example of his signature style. And while the structure was in remarkably original condition, the grounds were surprisingly shapeless when new owners asked us to give them a new dose of beauty to better address the unique architectural layout. Largely inwardly focused, the redesigned gardens are laid out as a series of rooms and passages that unfold in a carefully choreographed sequence of discovery. Layered plantings underpinned by clipped hedges create an enveloping sense of refuge while adding punctuation to the formal plan. The oval pool courtyard was repaved with limestone, a small formal lawn was created to enhance entertaining, and a mixture of exuberant color contrasted with subtle textures balance the beautiful interiors within.