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Winchester Estate

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Winchester estate

Winchester, MA

The homeowner’s request was straight forward: add a pool, a hot tub, a cabana and a three-car garage.  Our key strategy was to minimize the impact of these significant new structures, maximize the usable outdoor space and create a wonderful viewing corridor from the main house.

 
 

 

12 FOOT TALL
Retaining Wall at Pools Edge

100 YEAR OLD
Magnolia Tree Preserved

230’ x 60’ LEVEL GRASS AREA
For Volleyball Court and Yard Games

 
 
 
 

 

A magnificent magnolia tree was incorporated as a screen to the mass of the three-car garage, as viewed from the street.  A formal garden was added to mitigate and connect the main house to the pool/cabana. 

 

 

Restoration of the existing home was extensive. Exterior: siding, trims, roofing, windows/doors and entry porch.  Interior: kitchen, mudroom, w/c, master bedroom & bathroom.

 

 

DISTINGUISHING DETAIL

The structural walls of the pool were employed to span a difficult terrain in order to create a tranquil equilibrium, nestled among the trees.  We captured usable outdoor space from a sloping portion of the site with the placement of a 12-foot-tall retaining wall, anchoring the far corner of the pool deck.  This proved to be a significant strategy as it preserved ample lawn space for a volleyball court and other various yard activities.

 
 
 

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Photography: Kent Dayton