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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Distinguished Design – Terrace

Grant created a sunroom from a first-floor space originally used as a vault. He added a master bedroom terrace above. Construction involved a steel structure, a concrete slab and a […]

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Urban Aerie

A fire pit and cozy faux fur throw extend use of the rooftop porch into cooler weather.

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Distinguished Design – Exterior

Originally, the street side of the house had no “front door.” Visitors walked around to a courtyard with an entry door in the back.

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A Place of Harmony – Porch

Retractable Isinglass remote-controlled shades surround the Johnsons’ favorite gathering place: the wrap-around porch of the main house. Infrared heating, lighting and fans embedded in the ceiling provide climate comfort while […]

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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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