This project is located in the bucolic Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia. The client wanted an exuberant garden full or ornamental native plants and a series of outdoor spaces that made use of sustainable and renewable materials. The garden wraps around the house in an L-shape and navigates the topographical changes to serve two different floors of the home. The upper floor opens from the kitchen onto a large covered deck for big family meals that steps down to the back of the property where a hidden and intimate garden is accessed from the basement living room. A small artist’s studio out-building anchors the corner of the garden and can have movies projected against its facade. The steep deck stairs also double as amphitheater seating for movie nights.