West Village

A series of elegant outdoor spaces complements the historic architecture of this iconic West Village home. The arrival courtyard is framed by an ivy-laden fence and accented with potted topiary creating a timeless aesthetic. Meticulously trained ivy stretches up the brick façade enveloping the garden in lushness, while white pebbles and bluestone underfoot brighten an otherwise shady space.
Ground floor patio with small round table and chairs and various plants in pots
Beneath a tall tree, a courtyard bench made of raw branches in front of a row of shrubs
The roof terrace’s four ‘rooms’ each serve a different purpose – whether it be a cozy spot to read, a more social and open lounging area, a large dining space or a flourishing potager garden. The entire perimeter is defined by a carefully manicured evergreen hedge in custom-fabricated planters. No space is left unused in these intimate quadrants, with espaliered Apple trees hugging the chimneys and Wisteria decorating an overhead trellis.
Overhead view of two lounge chairs
Potted plants and lantern on top of a wooden cabinet
“For us, the design of any garden starts with the clients themselves. Their personal style is what informs our process, because a garden is a very personal thing.”

Project Credits

Weddle Gilmore Architect
Nicholas Calcott Photographer