A new construction amid venerable homes in Berwyn, the landscape of this family dwelling combines one spouse's desire for clean, simple lines and the other's wish for complexity and exuberance. The swimming pool features a garden patio, complete with pergola and fireplace, and a spa with waterfall bench. Purposeful outdoor spaces are complimented by thousands of perennials, shrubs and small flowering trees that offer colorful pleasure all year long.
Glen Hall Patio
A Chester County farmhouse dating to the early 1800's was updated with a modern outdoor living space using traditional materials and a gardener's sensibilty.
Classical European garden design meets environmental consciousness as this modern American landscape addresses complex site issues and the desire for an expressive and sumptuous family home. Scope of work included overall site design, driveway design, retaining walls, walkways, planting design, decorative masonry purchasing and contractor coordination.
Greenville Prairie Style
Built in 1958 among more traditional architectural and vernacular styles, the broad, spreading form of this home was well suited to the flat site, but lacked sympathetic gardens. Danilo Maffei reorganized pedestrian and vehicular circulation patterns that resulted in green spaces framed by constructed details of concrete, stone and metal. A rectilinear espalier on the front wall of the house conceals an HVAC duct and offers a modern twist on a traditional gardening technique.
Granite slab walkways, indigenous boulders and a native plant palette embrace the ethos of this Prairie Style interpretation of a fully renovated tract home in the Wilmington, Delaware suburbs.
Kennett Square Lap Pool
Danilo Maffei provided comprehensive site design and project management for this private residence where the prime objective was to create plentiful opportunities for outdoor engagement and borrow the natural landscape as a backdrop for the garden. Our firm assisted the owner in navigating approvals from the township, managed competitive bidding for site work, swimming pool construction and landscape installation.
Chester County Period Farmhouse
Following a fire that destroyed the original dwelling, the owners were afforded the opportunity to realize their vision of a country garden inspired by their ancestral home, Primitive Hall. Organized in the agricultural spirit of the region, "Highland Mede" places family living and its horse farm essence at the fore of the design program while offering horticultural sophistication with a rugged edge.
West Chester Mid-Century Modern
An aging Ranch style home was re-envisioned with a California vibe. Our firm designed the swimming pool, retaining walls and patios, and collaborated with the builder on deck design, railings and stairs.
Oxford Perennial Border
This global leader in ergonomic footwear established their headquarters in southern Chester County in 1998 and within the span of 10 years built three buildings on their campus, the last one being LEED® Gold rated, thanks in part to the design of the landscape. Danilo Maffei (at W.D. Wells & Associates) developed plans for all three buildings, incorporating elements key to their corporate identity. Natural beauty, art, personal well-being and civic and environmental responsibility are themes threaded through all of the gardens.
When the Education Department decided to move the student practicum gardens from the dormitories where the public could not see them to full view in the gardens proper, management turned to Danilo Maffei at W.D. Wells & Associates, Inc. to adapt a portion of the Idea Garden as the permanent home of the newly-named “Student Exhibition Garden”. Each year a new class of horticulture students design, build and maintain unique gardens on view from May through October as part of the Professional Gardener Program, a two-year college level course of instruction.
Llanerch Country Club
Maffei Landscape Design was engaged as a direct consultant as part of a multidisciplinary team to reimagine and redesign the 100 year old clubhouse which had been modified from time to time without a cohesive plan. Danilo Maffei offered a vision of turning underutilized land wedged between the course and the parking lot to become a place of hospitality, engagement and enjoyment while employing best management practices for resource conservation.