As soon as you pull up in front of the house (in this case, in Greenwich, CT), you know right away that the garden is going to be something different. The difference is broadcast by those two tall clipped hedges, boxed in by more of them and centered on the residence.
You then walk through a side yard that is a magnificent statement in simplicity: more boxed hedges that surround a central fountain and are perfectly lined up with the exit gate.
The gate at the end of the side yard is centered on the swimming pool in the back yard of the residence, which is not all that huge. Set directly into the flat plane of the lawn, the sparely-designed lap pool fits in perfectly with the simple yet strong geometric design.
Two generous shrub and perennial beds run along the sides of the yard. At the entrance, a tall meadow rue adds height and an airy light quality, while also marking the beginning of a garden journey. Along the sides, hydrangeas of various kinds spill over the boxwood border.