Author: Tovah Martin

At Highmeadows, Linda Allard designs a runway of a different stripe.

Beauty experts Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz take on 10 overgrown acres and a crumbling Greek Revival near Hudson.

A multilayered garden is stewarded into the future.

The goal was to create a garden that felt like it had inhabited the place forever, so a team of landscape designers was brought in to deliver these deep roots on demand.

The goal was to create a garden that felt like it had inhabited the place forever, so a team of landscape designers was brought in to deliver these deep roots on demand.

Mary Stambaugh's spin on gardening is a healthy brew of carefree abandon combined with rustic structure.

This historic landscape was originally laid out by Marian Coffin, one of the country's most fabled early female garden architects whose client list included the Vanderbilts and du Ponts.

This historic landscape was originally laid out by Marian Coffin, one of the country's most fabled early female garden architects whose client list included the Vanderbilts and du Ponts.

The rolling meadows spoke to Debbie and Tom Meek the moment they saw the property.

Wander to your left, and the air is infused with dozens of aromatic roses. Wander to your right, and a rare American wisteria and 10 varieties of clematis clamber the garage walls.

Wander to your left, and the air is infused with dozens of aromatic roses. Wander to your right, and a rare American wisteria and 10 varieties of clematis clamber the garage walls.

No matter where Doyle Herman Design Associates works, functional design speaks a universal language.

Frederick Bland's goal was to craft an exuberant romp of texture, color and form.

For Mark Drendel, the ringside seat to a hayfield framing the Shepaug River brought him back to his childhood on his family’s Tennessee farm and he fell for this Litchfield County house. He couldn’t resist the relaxed allure of rocking chairs and a porch swing. The full ambiance of the one-acre property clinched the deal when Drendel and his partner, Chad Conway, bought the Roxbury home in 2002.

For Mark Drendel, the ringside seat to a hayfield framing the Shepaug River brought him back to his childhood on his family’s Tennessee farm and he fell for this Litchfield County house. He couldn’t resist the relaxed allure of rocking chairs and a porch swing. The full ambiance of the one-acre property clinched the deal when Drendel and his partner, Chad Conway, bought the Roxbury home in 2002.

When Philip and Robin Schonberger began their quest for the perfect property, he asked her if focusing on waterfront homes might be apropos. It was the 1927 Colonial Revival along the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme with a row of 80-year-old welcoming maples, 10-acre parcel and the river’s slow ripple effect that won them over.

When Philip and Robin Schonberger began their quest for the perfect property, he asked her if focusing on waterfront homes might be apropos. It was the 1927 Colonial Revival along the Lieutenant River in Old Lyme with a row of 80-year-old welcoming maples, 10-acre parcel and the river’s slow ripple effect that won them over.

Richard Galef transforms 57 acres in the wilds of Craryville, New York, into an eden of staggering natural beauty. Intricate meditation circles, quaint ponds and idyllic Perennials, Galef creates his very own oasis.