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Friday, August 22, 2014

The Secret of the Sea

When developing a coastal property, understanding the dynamics of the site is critical to a successful concept and final end result - creating harmony and balance with the sea. 
The coastline offers a natural setting and beauty indescribable to most. To describe the indescribable, let’s share Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poetic outlook from many years ago. “My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me.” Longfellow’s observation touches upon the emotional tug; that indescribable reason properties along the water’s edge are often most desirable. When developing a coastal property, understanding the dynamics of the site is critical to a successful concept and final end result.

Developing a landscape design for any property requires a heightened sensitivity to its site dynamics and micro-climates. Coastal properties, however, can vary greatly. A home situated on an oceanfront bluff with highly exposed conditions requires a different strategy than one in a protected bay. These variations drive a design program as certain properties may be more subjected to the full brunt of ocean elements. Some coastal properties reside at ground zero while others are in protective areas. Land-forms or varying weather and wind patterns can change everything. How you navigate through these elements and tight tolerances require a skill-set and knowledge of coastal design.  To achieve the beauty of the design is creating harmony and balance with the sea.  

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Check in for your daily share's worth of garden inspiration, landscape architecture and design tips; always original, not cookie cutter and copied. Just like our design work, we strive for unique! We invite you to contact Bilowz Associates, Inc., or to browse our portfolios. Like our Facebook follow on Twitter or subscribe to the blog to receive posts daily via email or a feed. You can follow with visuals on Pinterest and find us on LinkedIn and Houzz, too.  You can also find us back on our Google+ Business Page. (Landscape architects/Landscape Design/serving Massachusetts and New England.) Visit our landscape architectural design firm's website where creating design with balance and harmony is our story. http://www.bilowzassociates.com/

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