Once a site for potato fields, the land surrounding this traditional home in eastern Long Island, N.Y., has since been transformed into a meadow with ornamental grasses and yellow flowers. By focusing on native plants, the landscape architects were able to limit harmful irrigation and pesticide use, as well as create a soft country setting.
At the 2012 HGTV Dream Home, the finished landscaping, inspired by indigenous meadow grasses, caps the exterior design of this exquisite modern rustic ranch home. The beautiful 4000-square-foot home, located in Park City, Utah, was designed to resemble a family compound expanded over time.
A rustic stone and wood home contrasts against the sleek, contemporary pool. Modern white lounge chairs surround the pool, while native trees, grasses and perennials make the pool terrace feel at home in the context of the adjacent meadow.
The homeowner's love for modern design is merged with the native forest and grass meadows of the Midwest on this 24-acre Ohio property. Designer Nick McCullough created lush mixed borders that transitioned between the dark modern pool house and the classic Georgian architecture of the brick main house. Plants with dramatic foilage, including 'Black Magic' elephant ears, add to the modern look. This project won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.