En Garde – Pool House

The wife furnished and decorated the pool house, a.k.a. “the barn,” which is used year-round. The furniture, made for outdoor use, is moved onto the patio for large parties. Not […]

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En Garde – Pool

Labrador retrievers Winnie (left) and Remy charge into the pool while chasing a tennis ball. They swim all the time, the wife says.

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En Garde – Garden

A 6-foot tuteur (one of a pair) stands amid penstemon, Alpine betony, ‘Summer Beauty’ alliums, ‘May Night’ salvia, ‘Limelight’ hydrangeas and ‘Green Mountain’ boxwood. Later, blooming clematis will adorn the […]

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En Garde – Pergola

Eight can dine at the table under the pergola, which is 8½ feet wide, 20 feet long and 9½ feet tall. An accelerator product quickly changed the pergola’s brown cedar […]

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En Garde – Pool

The homeowners often host formal parties and impromptu barbecues on their bluestone patio. The pool area “is a real magnet for everybody, my three sons and their friends,” the wife […]

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En Garde – Landscape

In back of the pool house, Susan Cohan chose the wall’s stone to harmonize with, but not match, the structure. In early spring, the bed holds a profusion of blooming […]

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En Garde – Landscape

Reclaimed granite curbs form steps in the sloping lawn near a naturalistic planting (ornamental grasses, peegee hydrangeas, yarrow and more) that’s designed to be viewed from the pool. Landscape designer […]

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En Garde – Landscape

Most of the planter walls were built at seat height for those who want to sit and enjoy the surroundings. Pellegrini included flowers in a variety of colors in her […]

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En Garde

A landscape designer attacks a cluster of problems in Essex Fells. When it comes to challenges, landscape designer Susan Cohan is no shrinking violet. In planning a two-acre garden in […]

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