Brookline, MA

Project scope

Site planning and design for a two-car garage, in-ground pool, and terraces (740 sq. ft. building, 1,900 sq. ft. pool and terraces)

Our charge

Link the primary living areas of this existing home with its beautifully landscaped rear yard, which sits a full story below at the basement level. Provide an in-ground pool.

I designed an attached two-car garage (to replace a free-standing one) that accesses the house at the basement level. The flat roof of the garage was designed as a terrace with direct access from the first floor rooms. The pool was designed into an intermediate-level terrace, halfway between the first floor level and the botanical garden rear yard. The two terrace levels and rear yard are linked with generous steps to create a seamless flow from home to yard with ample outdoor entertaining space.