Spa in a Quarry
The existing garden included native plantings such as blueberries and sweet fern set amongst the lichen and moss-covered granite tailings from prior industrial activity. The main goal was to create a spa that felt at home in this beautiful and rustic, yet meticulously maintained environment, with minimal site impact. The garden emerges several levels below the entry of the house. The spa tub was cut from a single block of granite, lending the feeling that it had been hewn from the existing ledge. Cut stone pavers form an organic pattern that nests with the surrounding quarry walls. The spa appears as a seamless void in the granite hardscape. Supplemented with native plantings, the spa and surrounding terrace have the feeling as if they have been there for a long time.
Landscape Design: Burdick & Associates
Stonework: Freshwater Stone
Plantings: Atlantic Landscape
Spa Treatment: Lowry Aeration Systems
2015 – Best Hardscape, Gardenista Considered Design Awards