Extraordinary structures, dazzling water features and lush gardens—all details that go into creating an enchanting outdoor oasis. In our recent feature of a Tuscan-inspired landscape, landscape architects of Northland Design Jeremy Filmore and Jeremy Talbot discuss the nine-year-long project. “There was to be an emotion and feeling to the landscape,” Fillmore explains.
Such a daring landscape is deserving of a little extra attention. So here, we take a closer look at each extraordinary destination that works to tell a grand story of reflection, exhilaration and even bewilderment. Ready to visit an Italian paradise?
Photos by Joshua Caldwell
A) One of the landscape’s two hanging Dedon daybeds offers a private retreat.
B) Located in the bottom corner of the property, an intimate area boasts a graceful pergola and terraced water feature.
C) Terraced into a large lawn, semicircular seating forms an amphitheater for open-air gatherings and entertainment.
D) Herb-lined paths lead to the orchard’s espaliered apple trees and rows of grape vines.
E) Water spouts from a curved stone wall designed to partially enclose the fire pit patio and direct the eye to the mountains above.
F) A tiled roof, thick stone columns and heavy beams shape the centrally located pavilion equipped with a professional-grade kitchen and centered fire feature.
G) The pool features a broad sundeck at one end and, at the other, a jumping platform sits above ornate scuppers and a submerged viewing bench.
H) The hot tub is oversized to host large groups of family and friends. Wide stone caps double as tables for those soaking in the tub.
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