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EXCELLENCE 2019
RESIDENTIAL L ANDSCAPES

VIRGINIA BURT DESIGNS, INC.

HUNTING VALLEY
RESIDENCE: CLASSICAL
STEWARDSHIP
HUNTING VALLEY, OHIO

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THE INTENT WAS to honour and emphasize the
graceful and elegant proportions of the building
while creating a beautiful series of gardens - all while
resolving a deteriorating original sandstone foundation.
Waterproofing and reconstruction destroyed mature
plantings; new technologies of drainage boards,
storm water management/green infrastructure, and
waterproofing were incorporated. Use of salvaged
sandstone curbs and local stone replaced crumbling
masonry and provided a framework to incorporate
variously scaled plantings.
Existing brick and stone detailing on the central section
of the house had a 100-year-old patina beloved by
owners and designer alike. Re-purposed sandstone
sidewalk was salvaged locally to be integrated into
existing entry paving and serve as a border for local
pea gravel. Mortar mixes were mocked up and allowed
to dry over several weeks to match colour and, more
importantly, texture. New sandstone step treads were
custom cut and installed while chains, hammers and
mud slurry artfully aged these "perfect" treads to a
bespoke finish. Reclaimed brick sourced from multiple
yards supplied new brick plinths. Handmade clay brick
paths were laid in the patterns of Garfield's plans.
Each detail reflects the symmetry of the building:
plants, path layout, steps and pillars were chosen
to enhance the classical architecture. The central
path was framed identically on both sides with
columnar trees and evergreens to emphasize the
window repetition of the east elevation and two
bedroom wings.

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The lower garden delicately balances formality with
rustic finishes: dry stack stone walls border the northsouth axis unifying views from within the house and
alignment with reflecting pool and classical sculpture.
An immersive experience is accentuated by plantings of
color, form and texture. By incorporating moonlighting,
a magical and romantic feeling invites both mind and
stroll journeys in all seasons. In a northern climate,
extension of garden spaces throughout all times of year
contribute to the humanistic beauty and experience of
the property.
The jury noted: "It would have been easy to succumb
to temptation of doing what was done before; instead,
the designer incorporated new details and textural
composition without destroying the historical
elements. There might have been the temptation
to bring more modernist approach as counterpoint;
the approach chosen instead is quite soft and lovely,
displaying an ethic of preservation of history."
VIRGINIA BURT

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Landscapes - Summer 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2019

To Begin With | Pour Commencer
Jurors + Writers
Prologue
Excellence 2019
Jury's Award of Excellence
Large-Scale Public Landscapes
Medium-Scale Public Landscapes
Small-Scale Public Landscapes
Residential Landscapes
Planning + Analysis
Research
Communication
Landscape Management
Critique
New Directions
Parting Shot
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