It was the surrounding landscape that first drew Jonathan and Audrey Garard to their current home a year and a half ago. “When we started this remodel project, it wasn’t about the house,” Audrey says. “It was about the property and the land, space and big trees. We bought it for that and then we figured out how to make the house work.”
And they did make the house work, but they also enhanced the backyard significantly. They cleaned up overgrown trees that blocked the view of the pool from the house, extended the roofline to nearly meet the pool, and lit the open green space and trees with layers of stringed lights.
According to Jonathan, they have the original homeowners to thank for the home’s park-like setting. In 1957, there wasn’t a single tree on this property. The former owners fell in love with specific trees they saw on their travels and curated their own little forest accordingly. “The magnificent trees frame the entire space,” Jonathan says. “They planted so many unique different species on this property.”