Kimberly Mercurio Landscape Architecture was recently featured in the Boston Globe for a residential landscape design project. The property is located in the Boston suburb of Belmont and is the perfect union of rural charm in an urban environment and was described in the Globe article as “a verdant retreat.” KMLA was part of a team that included architect Thomas Hecht and S&H Construction, the builders on the project.
According to the Globe, the project had two major goals; the home needed to be suited to the needs of a single elderly woman while being able to accommodate a very large extended family and the house had to be a high-performance building with grounds that contained sustainable elements. The design process, construction of the home and the grounds were executed seamlessly. In the article, the owner described the house as “The house is simple and clean,” “While nothing is super fancy, there’s an elegance to the design.”
The house and grounds were designed to compliment each other perfectly. With thick walls and a well-insulated roof the structure was built using green materials to conserve energy and take advantage of the natural light and spectacular views of the landscape. With each room featuring windows offering three exposures, the home is warm, bright and inviting. Designed with two wings connected by a hallway lined with windows overlooking the verdant back patio designed and created by KMLA, the home exhibits a simple clean elegance.
There is an elegant marriage between the soft color palette and natural sustainable materials of the interior space and the lush clean elegance of the outdoor built environment. The gardens and courtyard designed by Mercurio emphasize the rural character of the property. The beautiful back patio located between the two wings of the home connects the space to the garden and uninterrupted woods behind the home.
With a modern clean feel and the perfect combination of both indoor and outdoor living space, this verdant retreat is a rural home in the heart of Belmont. Click here to view the Boston Globe article.