When we bought this waterfront residence it had not been maintained for several years. We enlisted the help of Goldberg and Rodler. They began by re-grading the driveway to reduce the slope. Boulder walls were built to extend the parking areas at the road and by the front door, allowing for parking and room to turn around. A Belgian block culvert and drains were built to catch runoff coming down the driveway.
They removed hemlocks infested with wooly adelgid, overgrown and invasive plants, pruned shade trees, and repaired and replaced retaining walls. The leaking gunite pool was renovated, steps were added and a swim out to the deep end. The existing pond was converted to a reservoir that spills into the pool all of which is surrounded by a large brick and bluestone patio. A new composite deck, which overlooks the water, was constructed. Glass paneled railings keep the view unobstructed.
Following our wish list Goldberg and Rodler installed a putting green, added extensive outdoor lighting and better dock access. They reused as many of the existing plants as possible such as day lilies. Rhododendrons were transplanted from the pool area to a woodland setting where they could thrive. Many boulders, from structures on the property, were repurposed and used for new boulder and gabion walls, and as rib rap to retain the slopes.
We are thrilled with the transformation of unusable space into an inviting and functional landscape which enhances the natural beauty of the property.