PROGRAM. The Berryhills are a retired couple that loves to garden. The property is located in a traditional neighborhood with homes of similar cost and design. They plan to spend a lot of time outside either working in the garden or entertaining. The Berryhills have specifically asked for a perennial garden, an outdoor patio with shade, a potting shed, an area to grow vines, and a cutting garden. They are drawn to more traditional, formal gardens.
CONCEPT. Inspired by their love of formal gardens, this design provides the Berryhills with their own miniature Versailles. The entry processional establishes a strong East-West axis to guide guests from the driveway to the entry. Once inside, the gardens may be accessed through the kitchen or dining room, establishing a connection with the major entertainment nodes of the home.
The backyard provides a variety of rooms to keep party guests eager to explore. These are arranged in a continuous loop to eliminate dead-end corridors and improve way-finding. As a bonus, this design provides the Berryhills a with miniature Labrynth and a soothing terraced water feature.
Berryhill Residence - Preliminary design