Formal Follows Function – Outdoor Kitchen

The outdoor kitchen contains (from left) a trash bin, a grill above a storage cabinet, refrigerator drawers and an ice machine. The countertop is Crema Eda marble. The backdrop is […]

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Formal Follows Function – Exterior

Retaining walls step up the slope of Janet and Michael Wanderman’s property. Behind the lower slab-marble retaining wall, ‘Green Velvet’ boxwoods form a hedge in front of Knock Out® roses. […]

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Formal Follows Function – Courtyard

COURTYARD | This courtyard (opposite), a hub leading to various entertainment zones, brims with lush land­scaping: compact ‘Globosa’ blue spruce edged with blue-blooming vinca, ‘Bobo’ hydrangeas (right), multitrunk crape myrtles […]

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Formal Follows Function

A landscaping team proves itself up to many challenges in Tenafly, NJ This landscaping project started with even less than a blank slate. Mitch Knapp, who led the work by […]

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Formal Follows Function – Walkway

‘Green Velvet’ boxwoods edge the walkway of Turkish marble (Crema Eda is the marble’s official name; it’s also used near the pool). The blossoms of ‘Bobo’ hydrangeas and taller tree […]

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Formal Follows Function – Exterior

BACKYARD | Tufts of variegated liriope, (above) which has spikey purple blooms in late summer, form a textural and color contrast next to the ‘Winter Gem’ boxwoods. The hedge hugs […]

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Formal Follows Function – Entertainment 1

ENTERTAINMENT ZONES | Play areas include a ground-level trampoline with safety features built underneath. In front of a slab-marble retaining wall capped with limestone is a chess area; players move […]

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Formal Follows Function – Pool

At the front of the 54-by-21-foot pool is a retractable cover and at the back are a sun shelf and an eight-person hot tub. A pergola with limestone columns provides […]

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Formal Follows Function – Entertainment 2

ENTERTAINMENT ZONES | Play areas include a ground-level trampoline with safety features built underneath. In front of a slab-marble retaining wall capped with limestone is a chess area; players move […]

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