Wellesley Farms Pool House
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.Download PDF