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  • Project: Kennebunkport, Maine Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Lighting, Irrigation, Fine Gardening

    The client wanted to develop an outdoor space of their summer home into a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy for generations. JNL designed an outdoor kitchen, pergola with a dining area, and fire pit to support outdoor living. The design also address challenging grade changes with steps and ramps as you move through multiple outdoor rooms.


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  • Project: Durham, New Hampshire Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Lighting, Irrigation

    This iconic New England farm house and barn has been inhabited by the same family for generations. It had undergone many disparate renovations and changes over the years. Our clients wanted to bring the house and barn into the 21st century while remaining sensitive to the history of the property. A local architect worked on the renovation of the house and JNL developed a landscape plan that linked the barn to a new house patio and the entry court. All the retaining walls and veneer work was done with stone from the site and the plantings were kept very simple to show the beautiful lines of the house and barn.


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  • Project: Ogunquit, Maine Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Pool Design, Construction, Lighting, Irrigation, Fine Gardening

    A busy professional couple wanted a natural style swimming pool and outdoor dining area with a fire pit for their weekend house. JNL designed the siting and look of the pool and fencing blending them with the natural surroundings. A small patio with fire pit was designed off the back of the house with walkways and a garden. JNL also redesigned the landscape in front of the house making the entrance a more graceful and welcoming experience.


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  • Project: York Harbor, Maine Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Fine Gardening

    This small cottage came with beautiful views of the salt marsh and river. The client wanted a wild garden with large masses of color and texture. JNL’s design connected the street level to the lower lawn and garden area with broad granite and pea stone steps that descend through the garden. The garden was designed to blend with the landscape and read as masses of color and texture that change through the seasons.


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  • Project: York Harbor, Maine Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Lighting, Fine Gardening

    This house was built at the turn of the century as a fashionable summer seaside retreat. The original layout had a circular drive that passed within feet of the front door with evergreens blocking the view of the beautiful home. JNL’s design simplified the circulation to a single entrance with pillars and gate moving the driveway to the side allowing for a gracious lawn in front of the house. The client also wanted a place to entertain outside. In a space off the kitchen, partially enclosed by large white spruce and open to the ocean view, we created an intimate patio area, outdoor kitchen, fireplace, and surrounded it with gardens that evoke the seaside.


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  • Project: Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Lighting

    This house, designed on the side of a slope overlooking a pond and the woods beyond presented many design challenges. Severe deer pressure and big grade changes around the house informed the site design and planting design. JNL did extensive research on plants that were deer resistant and developed a deer-proof plant pallet for the garden. The design’s intent was to surround the house with a stylized woodland planting and to create a natural transitions through the grade changes. The long steps down to the pond leads to a mini amphitheater where the family entertains, relaxes by the pond, and celebrates milestones.


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  • Project: York, Maine Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Design, Construction, Lighting, Fine Gardening

    This elegant Federal style home had no outdoor living area. The client wanted a patio and an arbor to frame a long view down the lawn to a distant garden and field. JNL‘s design created a generous patio separated from the driveway by an evergreen hedge and garden. The arbor was designed to frame the long view and provide a cross axis to a smaller garden patio behind the guest cottage.


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  • Project: North Hampton, New Hampshire Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Pool Design, Construction

    The client wanted to develop an underused area in the back of the house. They envisioned a space with a pool, sitting area, and loggia where the family could spend time with grandchildren and entertain outside. In response to the existing architecture, we designed a slightly raised sitting area off the house with a loggia overhead to give a sense of enclosure. We located the pool very close to the sitting area so that one could easily step off onto the pool deck. The intention of the planting design and fence was to connect the new outdoor areas to the existing native landscape of meadow and marsh.


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  • Project: Stonewall Kitchen Company Store and Café, York, Maine

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Fine Gardening

    In 1999 JNL developed a Landscape Master Plan for the new corporate headquarters of Stonewall Kitchens. JNL continues to design and install annual original seasonal displays that have added to the excitement of Stonewall Kitchen as a destination for shoppers and gardeners. The client views JNL’s innovative contributions to the gardens as an integral part of marketing their brand.


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  • Project: Cape Neddick, Maine Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Fine Gardening

    Since 2000 JNL has been working with these owners on creating the landscape for this property. The initial master plan laid out the formal gardens, hardscapes, pergola and pool. The green house, vegetable garden, and large shade garden were added in subsequent years. Annually, JNL designs, installs, and cares for the extensive container plantings that adds richness to the property.


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  • Project: New Castle, New Hampshire Residence

    Services Provided: Landscape Master Plan, Construction, Fine Gardening

    The client wanted an entrance courtyard that allowed cars to get in and out and a patio space on the water view side of the house. We designed the entrance space to include a parking key by retaining the slope with a large fieldstone wall. We engineered a garden below the wall softening the approach to the house. On the water side we created a small intimate patio off the master bedroom and a larger patio off the kitchen and family room for entertaining guests.


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