Modern Tudor Estate

This newly built Modern Tudor home sits proudly on several acres of cleared land. The landscape design relates to the formality of the architecture and also uses loosely branched and flowing plants to add texture and softness. Many blue-green evergreens and frothy, white, billowy shrubs and perennials were used to tie in the color of the house. The backyard holds a curved swimming pool with a large deck and hot tub, fire pit area, and wide sweeping patios ready for this active family to enjoy.

With the front yard being rather shallow, we extended the planting beds and used a diverse range of foliage to create a sense of depth. The curved walk leading to the front door creates the perception of a more spacial front yard.

We took design cues from the formal nature of the architecture to inform the plantings and included formal flowing grasses, boxwood hedge, calamint and geraniums.

Large ledge stones tie this backyard together while delineating separate outdoor spaces. Plantings mimic the curve of the retaining wall and soften the stone and concrete.

The fire pit area is enclosed with large ledge stone and irregular flagstone paving. The ledge stone provides a seat wall for outdoor entertaining. Summer blooming hydrangeas surround the wall.

Cynthia Fink, MLA

Landscape Architect
DC Design, LLC

Ann Arbor, Michigan and environs