My Parent’s House a.k.a. The Ranch


My parent’s house (designed by my Dad’s firm) and more so my Mom’s gardens were featured yesterday in The Boston Globe Magazine.  So great seeing as my dad designed a gorgeous house (on a not to shabby plot of land) and my mom works her butt off on the gardens all by herself! They deserve a little attention for it! Sarah Winchester shot so many good pics I wanted to share more than was published!

The front patio and porch where we hang a lot.


When I sit here it feels like I’m at a resort.



Back of the house. What a dump.



Back garden.  This area is amazing.


My mom makes those birdhouses out of dried gourds her friend grows. So crafty.


We have a thing for stars. You can see them all over in our old beach house on my dad’s site.


More details. I did not inherit Mom’s green thumb, not even close.


Roses. Roses. Roses.


So lovely, no?


Prime wine time spot.


The back gate, complete with heart shaped stone they found and put at the entrance.


A flower the size of a dinner plate (no joke) and my dad’s vintage “accessory tractor”.  They have real tractors for use, and this one for decoration (you wonder where I got it from…. ??)


Front of the house and garage.


Even the driveway is gorgeous.  I had some of my engagement shots taken under those trees and my brother (who just got married here) had some wedding pics taken too. Dramatic and lovely.


The stone bridge, naturally.


This is Bax and Ollie’s favorite place to come for a swim in the summer (along with my Mom’s three- soon to be FOUR- dogs.)  This is why when I say the phrase “wanna go to Nana’s house?” they FREAK. OUT.


Can’t post without this shot.  I came home one day and saw this in the middle of the driveway.  I figured my mom had also read the HILARIOUS Blogess post (READ IT!) about a giant metal chicken named Beyonce. She had not. She just likes big metal chickens (and yes, we now call her Beyonce and she looks over the house.)


And no, they are not looking to adopt any more children. :)





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