Initial Concept | 3 Maples, former home to Woodrow Wilson's son, sits on a quiet West Cambridge cul-de-sac.
Working with Meyer and Meyer Architects, Pressley designed a
distinctive natural landscape featuring a rear entry gate and three
patios, conceived to expand the home’s living space outdoors.
Lasting Impact | With the main floor of the home rising six feet above
grade, the transition to walk out patios proved transformational. The
property's rear entry gate provides a distinguished entry point,
concealing enclosed recycling and refuse storage. A pillared stone
wall defines the property's edge,
punctuating a privacy-providing stained wood fence. The English trunk
bench provides a focal point for the entry garden. A spectacular tulip
tree anchors the vista from an elevated seating area, which extends
the living room outdoors. The side lawn incorporates an in-ground
trampoline. A bamboo thicket artfully screens the kitchen patio from
neighbors, providing an exotic expansion of the kitchen.