Located one block from the ocean, this three acre property was transformed into a memorable garden experience where none had previously existed. The vine covered wrap-around porch of this 1890ís farm house becomes the centerpiece of the landscape from where views are enjoyed into the deep recesses of the park plantings. The design favors plantings with a relaxed mounding form as to not distract from the four spectacular shade trees that dominate the scene. Anchored about the sweep of flat lawn, three large islands of shad, bayberry and beach rose provide a needed sense of middle-ground enclosure and seasonal interest. The front drive approach was re-imagined in fluid lines allowing for added convenience to the house and ample parking. The spare lines of the low-hedged pool area matches the no-nonsense character of the main house while allowing for views beyond its contained borders. Though intentionally appearing random, the elements of this landscape avoid a structured heavy-handedness while providing multiple opportunities from which the client enjoys the pleasures of summer.