Wellesley Residence


Located at the topographic low point of a residential neighborhood in Wellesley, this traditionally styled landscape was designed to capture and filter ground and storm water. Roof and site runoff is guided into a large underground cistern where the water is reused for irrigation.  A storm water bio-swale planted with traditional perennials bounds the site on three sides to clean the water of neighborhood pesticides before entering the landscape.  The fire pit, loggia, and patio elements were carefully detailed to link the new modern kitchen interior with the colonial facades of the home.



Wellesley, MA

*Design by Kennen Landscape Architecture (now Offshoots, Inc)

Architect 1: Studio Troika, Malden, MA
Architect 2: Breese Architects, Cape Cod
Interior Designer 1: Christine Tuttle, Dedham, Ma
Interior Designer 2: Nathalie Bellemare, Somme Design
Photography: Eric Roth and Luis Brenz, Boston
General Contractor:  D Thomas Scott, Inc., Don Coubron
Landscape Contractor:  RP Marzilli
Original Planting Installation: Pleasant View Nursery, Paxton, MA
Garden Maintenance:  Garden Concierge