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Pressley Associates

Landscape Architecture • Site Planning • Urban Design • Historic Preservation

West Lake Residence Skaneateles, NY

1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27

Cambridge, MA 02141

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Pressley Associates

Landscape Architecture • Site Planning • Urban Design • Historic Preservation

Initial Concept Site size: 2 acres

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Program: Residential landscaping

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Services: Site planning, landscape design Completio n: 2012 Working with Meyer and Meyer Architects’ redesign and expansion of a late 19th-century lakeside house, Pressley Associates helped the owners achieve a waterfront home with a Newport mansion grandeur.

Client: 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Meyer and

Cambridge, MA 02141

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Lasting Impact

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The entire property slopes down toward the lake at an average 14% grade. Terraces and walls create and differentiate usable, level areas, 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Cambridge, MA 02141 t 617-491-5300 f 617-491-7502 www.pressleyinc.com each with its own theme and purpose. These landscape spaces are


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Water Garden and Lawn Terrace: Before

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An underutilized back yard fronted by an undistinguished ranch dwelling received a limestone an evergreen hedge, a 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Cambridge, MA 02141 t balustrade, 617-491-5300 f 617-491-7502 www.pressleyinc.com


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Water Garden and Lawn Terrace: After

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...the Water Garden, an ornamental pleasure ground with the style, grace and haute couture of a French country manor landscape. level The pond – is Second home to water lilies and lotuses.

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Overlooking the Water Garden and West Lake is the Lawn Terrace, a green patio situated directly the house’s ground floor, enabling the 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Cambridge, MA 02141 off t 617-491-5300 f 617-491-7502 www.pressleyinc.com


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The ‘Eclipse’

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Accessible by an arbor-covered passage (the “Eclipse”) through the Water 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Cambridge, MA 02141Garden’s t 617-491-5300 tall f 617-491-7502

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Ellipse Garden

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...the Ellipse Garden, designed for the owners’ everyday use, and for special events. A gently – Second bowing fieldstone grotto, level topped by a limestone balustrade and flanked by staircases, adds – Third level picturesque pomp. • Fourth level – Fifth level

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Driveway

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The driveway follows a route that reveals a sequence views of the new landscape, a row 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Cambridge,of MA 02141 t 617-491-5300 f 617-491-7502 www.pressleyinc.com


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Porte-cochère

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grace the end of the driveway, complementing Second thelevel nature inspiration of the Arts-and-Crafts porte-cochère. Third level • Fourth level – Fifth level

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Wildflower walk

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Along the southern edge of the lawn is a meandering path through a lovely natural leading to the water’sf 617-491-7502 edge, profusely planted with 1035 Cambridge Street, Suitearea 27 Cambridge, MA 02141 t 617-491-5300 www.pressleyinc.com


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Perennial beds

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Bulbs fill the perennial beds in the spring and blossom into hydrangeas, peonies, black-eyed Susans, grasseswww.pressleyinc.com and additional plants 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27 Cambridge, MA 02141 ornamental t 617-491-5300 f 617-491-7502


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Flowers and fire Beautiful annuals • Click to edit Master text styles

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Cliffs of color

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Night . . .

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Accent lighting highlights the architectural and natural elements of the Water Garden its trellis, organicwww.pressleyinc.com and the geometric, the 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite and 27 Cambridge, MA 02141unifying t 617-491-5300the f 617-491-7502


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. . . and day Sunlight shadows the trellis walkway with the crisscross pattern of the overhead slats and rafters, giving the promenad e a sense of shelter and order as a contrast to 1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27

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The portecochère takes in the panorama of the driveway landscape, unifying Cambridge, MA 02141

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For more information about Pressley Associates Landscape Architects, contact Bill Pressley at 617-491-5300 or bpressley@pressleyinc.com, visit our website at www.pressleyinc.com, or visit us on:

1035 Cambridge Street, Suite 27

Cambridge, MA 02141

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