Coastal Garden on Long Island Sound

Photography by Rob Cardillo

The gingerbread cottage that was formerly the primary residence is now a guesthouse, while a majestic manor-type home has become the focal point to overlook the view oceanward. And when the landscape was expanded to include a neighboring property, maintenance duties were doubled. As a result, the cottage was fitted with plants that “can take care of themselves,” such as iris, columbines, black-eyed Susans, catmint, and dwarf conifers. However, all the plants on the property are selected for their suitability to a coastal climate.