The design for this property in Chestnut Hill provides contemporary living spaces surrounding a traditional and historic home. The location of the primary entrance to the home, on the side rather than facing the street, inspired a design that features the expanse of the site by providing an uninterrupted vista into the garden spaces upon arrival. Evergreen borders and hedges provide privacy and frame taut lawns and terraces. Linear walks and lawns organize circulation and views through the site, and subtle grade changes were incorporated to reinforce the planar quality of the design. The simple geometry of these spaces creates a serene and calming quality to the property.