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Neglected for years, the Bellport home’s landscape needed a makeover of its own. “You could see at one time, probably many years ago, that the house was surrounded by a beautiful garden,” says John Beitel, President of John Beitel Design. “It had been neglected for so many years that it was all but gone.” By strategically reviving the garden, the home avoided a perfectly manicured landscape and retained an essence of natural beauty. “The house has a bit of a Gatsby feel to it. The clients wanted something that wouldn›t feel too landscaped, maybe a bit forgotten,” Beitel says. “Most of the plants we used are native, but we did sneak a few standards in: Roses, Lilac, Mockorange – things that can get a little overgrown. Once it grows in, it will hopefully all be very romantic.”

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