Belmont, MA

Terraced into a hillside, this home and its gardens are intertwined with the remnants of a house and garden that existed previously on the site. Three major spaces are defined in the landscape: an autocourt framed with a hornbeam hedge, a dining and entertaining terrace with built-in kitchen sheltered by stone retaining walls, and a great lawn extending from the terrace. Set within the remnant foundations of the previous home, the great lawn is stitched into the fabric of the garden by an elegant grass ramp from the terrace.