Tidal Marsh Retreat

Tucked behind a dune-like street planting created to provide privacy, this traditional Cape Cod style summer home offers the perfect setting for kyacking or bird and watching off the back patio, where naturalistic plantings mix with natives at the edge of the marsh. Foundation plantings were selected to evoke the same feel, and lush grasses and wind swept pines immediately relay to arriving guests the knowledge that they have arrived at water's edge.

As counterpoint to the natural setting, a hedge of blue hydrangeas, an arbor smothered in climbing hydrangeas, and a pea stone drive with cobblestone edging dress the entrance with quintessential Cape Cod charm.

In late summer and throughout the fall the multitude of grasses and perennials throughout the property put on their best show, echoing the colors of the marsh.