Garden Off Sunroom

Garden Off Sunroom

A beautiful landscape can enhance any architectural project. A talented landscape architect, landscape designer, or homeowner with a green thumb, makes any project we design more beautiful. That partnership works even better when it begins early in the design process.

Architects spend a lot of time on the placement of a new home or addition in the landscape. Views, sun angle and orientation, prevailing winds, relationships to the approach and internal flow are all part of the mix when designing the spaces. Often part of our design extends into the landscape and includes retaining walls, patios, porches and outbuildings. The landscape designer takes those elements and incorporates them into an overall plan of the entire property. We work as a team to create a wonderful experience which integrates the home and the landscape.

Just as the architect creates spaces inside the home, outdoor ‘rooms’ can be created on the property surrounding a home. These spaces can be private getaways, cutting gardens, meditative retreats, or just a fun place to sit and talk.

In addition to creating interior spaces from which to observe the flora and fauna, we often design garden structures which can be utilitarian, but sometimes they simply punctuate the landscape as part of the grand scheme. A garden folly can be just a sight to behold or a working potting shed or pool house.

Home owners vary in their garden choices as much as they do in their architectural tastes. Whether a garden is formal or free form, natural or completely staged, the object is always to create a wonderful experience which has been integrated with the home.

Garden Near Pool

Garden Near Pool

Backyard Garden

Backyard Garden

Poolhouse Garden

Pool House Garden

Photos by Rob Karosis

By Published On: May 18th, 2018Categories: Miscellaneous5 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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5 Comments

  1. Linda Sewell May 22, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Love all you work! And those views!!!

  2. James Crisp May 22, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Thank you!

  3. Robert Akroyd May 22, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Hi Jimmy,
    We have always enjoyed our collaborations with Crisp Architects and are lining up a couple more.
    Robert T. Akroyd RLA

  4. Patricia May 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Just had to finally write and say how much I enjoy this blog. Your work is amazing but I also enjoy seeing your beautiful farm and all the lovely animals. Sometimes wish I lived up your way so you could make our home as beautiful as the ones pictured here !

  5. James Crisp May 23, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We do travel. Jimmy CRISP

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