Modern American Gothic

By Mariani Landscape

This project presented an opportunity for the landscape architecture team to create a design that fit a home with a modern take on the traditional farmhouse, complementing its unique American gothic and modern style. Each of the outdoor areas was composed with great intention to fulfill distinct client needs--a large lawn panel was kept open and available for entertaining groups, a vegetable garden was created for the passionate gardener and resident cook. A gravel terrace houses a complete outdoor kitchen, made using board-form concrete pavers, stainless steel grills, and industrial black metal barstools. Steps away, an outdoor TV and viewing area centers around a dramatic fire table. The other side of the terrace houses a dark metal pergola, dining area, and a wood-burning pizza oven. The result is a cohesive, stylistic landscape that parallels the farmhouse structure while introducing an industrial theme to reflect its stygian gothic accents.