A Renaissance Garden in San Quirico D’orcia

Connecticut Residence

The site and house are classic New England: an 18th Century white clapboard house set atop a rolling landscape carved out by low stone walls into a series of terraces. A series of ponds connected by streams and waterfalls add to the charm of the property. McCobb designed a master plan for the site that set out to clarify the outdoor spaces and rationalize the existing plantings. This included the introduction of native plantings. The clients' love of both Japanese gardens and minimalist sculpture led to the rebuilding of both a bridge and pool pergola structures in a style that adds a clean, contemporary character to the property.