Casual Elegance in Westchester County
Like most growing families, this client wanted to lure everyone outside. And when the family went outdoors, they were hoping to find flamboyant color, delicious fragrance, freshly grilled food, fun play-spaces, and comfy entertaining areas waiting. Privacy was an imperative. Seems basic enough. But a heap of challenges stood in the way between what they were given upon arrival and the family's ultimate dreamscape.
Primary among the impediments was the fact that the house stands on a busy corner lot. Plus, the breakneck slope was definitely not playground-friendly. Fortunately, Westover Landscape Design rode to the rescue and literally leveled the playing field. Furthermore, flowing from space to space is a thoroughly enjoyable, ever-changing journey given the blossom-filled, year-around-splendiferous gardens that now hug the walkway and stretch out to the property lines. Soft evergreen hedges and billowing flowering shrubs muffle street noise, giving the garden within a sense of embrace. A fully functional (and frequently used) convenient outdoor kitchen/dining area/living room expand the house's floorplan into a relaxing, nature-infused on-site vacationland. Mission accomplished. With the addition of the stunning old-world stone fireplace and pergola, this amazing property is a welcome retreat for year round enjoyment. Mission accomplished.
"I hired Westover Landscape Design for a major garden renovation after interviewing 4 other top rated landscape design companies. The project included 4 major garden spaces in the back, stone walls, front yard landscaping and a major outside stone structure complete with a fireplace, stained glass windows from a 16th century manor house in Yorkshire and landscape lighting. Robert and his team were EXCELLENT throughout the process. He is incredibly talented and transformed our garden into a paradise. He worked with us to incorporate our existing plants into the design, coordinated an incredible team of subcontractors including architects, masons, lighting specialists and his own crew. They were perfect. Polite, on time, respectful, customer focused. It was absolutely the best experience I have ever had in a major rennovation. We have a historic home and Robert and his team designed the garden and our stone structure perfectly in sync with the period of our house. I find myself dreaming up projects just so we can work with them again. I highly recommend this company."