Wellesley Farms Pool House

Poolside Pleasure

Landscape architect Dan Gordon transforms a dreary Wellesley backyard into a family-friendly entertaining space.

When Caroline Stone purchased a shingle-style house in Wellesley, the size of the 1.27-acre property was a major part of its allure. After she moved in with her two young children, though, she realized that the landscape—with two small wood porches looking over a perpetually shady lawn and a humble patio equipped with an old above-ground hot tub—just wasn’t living up to its potential. So she called on Dan Gordon, principal of Wellesley- and Edgartown-based Dan Gordon Landscape Architects, to transform the yard. “She said, ‘We have this beautiful home, but we’d like to develop the property,’” Gordon recalls.

Wellesley Farms Pool House was featured in Boston Home, Spring 2019 issue.

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