Robert K. Watrous

landscape architecture

Milford, New Jersey


Harding Township, New Jersey Residence

Path to Gate

Hiding the pool from the entrance turned into an attractive focal point in the garden. A solid fence or wall would have made this small space feel even smaller. By making the courtyard within a short wall and opening it with a window for the stream to flow through the viewer is drawn to the connected larger landscape.

To reduce its impact on the front yard a planted fence complete with a trellis window gate was designed to screen the pool from the front yard and provide the required security. A path leads up to it from the front of the house to encourage wandering into the garden and an unexpected surprise when you peek through the gate!