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Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association Award presented to Dodds & Eder as a GOLD winner for Active Use area

house-magazine            The proposed swimming pool and new garden area consisted of mature stands of oak and tulip trees and abundant understory plantings.

           A conscientious effort was made to preserve the integrity of the woodland setting and surrounding grade. The unknown width and depth of an exposed rock discovered during construction was initially considered a liability, became a focal point in the garden. house-magazine house-magazine

           The swimming pool orientation was predicated on capturing the view of the harbor. The pool spa and a cool mist system were incorporated at the owner’s request. A bluestone terrace for chaise lounges was created at the spa end of the pool. It is separated by 2’ x 2’ Bluestone stepping stones and backed by lush perennial plantings.

           A separate patio space incorporates 2’ x 2’ bluestones set in a geometric pattern separated by 8’’ grass strips. This space allows for a natural gas fire pit to be enjoyed by the family during evening hours. It is bordered by a garden consisting of a freestanding trellis repeating the curvilinear forms throughout the garden. Looking out across the pool, visitors can take pleasure in the rock that was enhanced with a cascading flow of water over its surface.

           The pool area has been integrated with minimal disruption to the surrounding woodland and compliments the existing landscape. The homeowners now enjoy hosting their entire family and friends in this relaxing and peaceful new retreat.


House Magazine - Table of Contents

March/April • Two Thousand Fourteen


  • 34 Long Island Nursery & Landscape Association Award

  • Dodds & Eder 34
  • Basics Landscaping 36, 48, 57
  • Kokobo Greenscapes 37,46, 49
  • Landscapes by Frank Ciardullo 38, 50
  • Landscapes by Paul's Nursery 40, 42
  • Metamorphosis Landscape Design 44
  • Green Island Design 47
  • Donno Landscaping with Dwight Andrews Landscape Design 52
  • Schlick Design Group 54, 58
  • Goldberg & Rodler 56, 60

  • 66 Muttontown Makeover
    All in the details for Esswein

  • 70 Holding Back
    Deck and Patio’s scenic vision
    by June Sullivan

  • 74 The Golden Touch
    IEW puts its touch on an incredible remodeled property

  • 78 A Transitional Approach
    J. Ratto designs landscape plan
    complementary to architectural style

  • 80 Free Fallin'
    Classic design with an 'edge' by All Island Gunite

  • 82 Serenity Now
    Metamorphosis' calming miniscape

  • 84 Hardscaping can turn a drive-by
    into a stop-and-buy

  • 86 There is an 'app' for that
    Haven Pools gets smart

  • 89 Tick, tick, tick...
    Spring has arrived; Organically Green can help with the pests that arrive along with it


  • 30 The Garden Spot by Ken Muellers
  • 64 Go with the Flow by Pamela Laurence
  • 120 A Labor of Love by Michele Knapp
  • 126 The Scene by Denis Sheahan, Jr.
  • 148 Long Island Focus by Natalie Weinstein
  • 150 Antique Spotlight by Alice Chapman


  • 32 LINLA Award Winners
  • 62 LINLA Award Celebration
  • 90 IDS celebrates holiday spirit
  • 122 Huntington House Tour
  • 129 Networking magazine's David Awards


  • 92 A harbor view and more
    by Natalie Weinstein

  • 96 A gift for making opposites attract
    Kim Weiss gives a glimpse into her personal world of design - by June Sullivan

  • 100 Uniquely Natalie
    brings furniture consignment to St. James

  • 102 Millwork.
    A cut above from The Renovated Home

  • 104 Entertainer's dream kitchen
    Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly creates welcoming space

  • 106 Two year plan
    Multiple finishes and species combine to create brightspace by Nassau Suffolk Lumber

  • 108 Aladdin Remodelers executes functional,
    compact design

  • 110 First time home buyers
    hire Bisulk Kitchens

  • 114 Mother's Day treats
    at Maddaloni Jewelers

  • 116 Debbie Viola paints art for the home
    by Denis Sheahan, Jr.

  • 122 Insider's Guide to Breast Care - Part I
    by Dr. Faisal Siddiqui