Services Provided: Landscape/Hardscape Installation including Stonework, Turf and Plantings, Irrigation and Regular Maintenance
Location: Kennebunkport, Maine
Contributors: Whitten Architects, Bowley Builders, Soren Deniord Design Studio
Binnacle Hill is a wooded neighborhood by Goose Rocks Beach, with large ledge outcroppings and winding drives developed by Geoff Bowley of Kennebunk-based Bowley Builders. One such ledge outcropping was selected as the entry point of the site and exposed to become a prominent landscape feature. The site-specific landscape design by Soren Deniord features a north-facing courtyard where ferns and woodland plantings come to meet the house and a sunny lawn space perfect for child play. A wooded buffer of preserved mature trees conceals the driveway from the house. Flanking the driveway a free-standing drystone wall, capped with Reclaimed Foundation Granite defines the edge of the property. Reclaimed granite was also sourced for the patio surface and custom built fire pit. Native plantings of Blueberry, Viburnum, Eupatorium, Aster and Spiraea mix with non-native culitvars to create a garden palate that compliments the woodland site.