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Seaside Restoration in Fenwick
This property was discovered in a terribly neglected state. The old house was nicknamed "The Hurricane House of 1938" since it was the only house left standing after the tragic 1938 hurricane. In conjunction with it's major renovation, M&M Garden Designs worked closely with the builder and interior designer to evaluate the interaction of the home and gardens. Working on this particular project was a challenge for designer Sandi Manna. The owners were completely unfamiliar with any flowers or garden style and were unsure of what they wanted. Working together through a series of questions and images, we were able to collaborate with the owners, the builder and the interior designer on a series of gardens that exemplifies the goal M&M Garden Designs strives for: designing to suit the owner's lifestyle and creating the perfect place for their family to enjoy.
The goal was to achieve balance between the residence, the gardens and the sweeping ocean views.
The Manhattan couple purchased the home with intent for summer getaways and long term family gatherings. They wanted to escape the Manhattan concrete jungle and spend the summer awash in color.
The landscape design was focused on a seaside them and allowed for a dramatic reveal of the home from the gravel drive which curves through a honeysuckle laden fence on either side.
A bluestone terrace was expanded upon with aged bluestone matched on site. A formal pattern garden of boxwoods border a privet hedge which has a narrow arch that leads directly to the raised bed vegetable garden. Stones from the property were repurposed as a pathway between the two raised vegetable garden beds. Neighboring residences are screened with a variety of elegant evergreen False Cypress with colorful perennials in the foreground.
The rear gardens feature a seaside themed cutting and cottage garden. Colorful perennials and seaside grasses sway in the ocean breeze. This property underwent a major transformation. Take a look at what it looked like in our before gallery.