2020 Excellence in Outdoor Design Winner: Timber Hill Wedding Venue
Scott Blundo, of Rustic Stone & Garden Design, LLC in Moultonborough
The site for this wedding venue was rocky, with magnificent views of farmland, Lake Winnipesaukee and Mount Washington. The focus of the project was a bluestone patio where the cocktail hour, dancing and dinner would take place. At the entrance to the patio are a natural pergola and two, curved stone walls made from stones found on site.
Judges said: The design of this gathering space creates an intimate, functional space among expansive views and a pastoral landscape. The large free-form pieces of bluestone create a modest-size patio with a palette and texture that fades into the natural. The carefully placed, large boulders were a clever, unobtrusive way to add intimacy and seating. The use of native stones for the retaining wall offers a textural contrast to the more modern granite steps.