Metaphorical Balance: Wilton, CT
Program: 18' x 36' pool with integral spa, sun shelf, and automatic cover. Multiple retaining walls with terraced patio and planting areas, connective walkways and stairs, outdoor entertainment area, fire pit, plantings, and lighting.
Narrative: Nestled into a hillside on a wooded lot, this program features a series of retaining walls that define terraced patio areas and planting beds. Wall heights are designed to reflect the human scale and avoid the requirement for engineering; all walls die into grade, blending seamlessly into the hillside. Plantings and lighting are provided across the entire system, while the fire pit and pool reflect a metaphorical balance of textures.
Owner Testimonial: “While looking for someone to design an outdoor living space for our family, we came across Sean and hired him on the spot. The project is in a challenging location that includes a steep hillside and septic system. Although we had ideas as to what we wanted to do, we needed some guidance and direction. Sean was patient, helping us work through multiple design configurations that addressed our needs while simultaneously value engineering the options to keep things within our budget. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions so that we finished the project feeling a bit more educated and, most of all, thrilled with the end result. Sean turned our back yard into a beautifully landscaped oasis that our family enjoys year - round. We highly recommend Sean; he was lovely to work with.” - Jim & Katie C.