Upland Road Courtyard

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The enclosure of a courtyard for this residence provided the opportunity to fully exploit transparency between house and garden.

All walls onto the court are glazed, with sliding doors throughout. A striated pattern of bluestone paving travels across the glazed wall, forming the floor of both court and house. The garden entrance is defined by placement of a freestanding bluestone wall that provides support for a table, a shelf, viewing portals, and a source of water. Planting transitions from minimal and austere at the door to thick and varied along the courtyard edge.


Cambridge, Massachusetts



  • “8 of the Smallest, Cutest Gardens and Outdoor Spaces” by Jennifer Fernandez, Architectural Digest (online), March 2017