Garden in Metairie, New Orleans | SAWYER BERSON


Founded in 1999, Sawyer Berson is an interdisciplinary firm based in New York City. Combining a strong sense of tradition with a very real curiosity for modern principles and the ability to future proof, Brian Sawyer and John Berson have created some of the world’s most sophisticated and inspiring architecture, landscape architecture and interiors.

The firm’s work includes private houses and gardens, apartments, townhouses and urban roof terraces as well as commercial and institutional projects throughout the United States.


This French neoclassical garden is located in the New Orleans enclave of Metairie. The landscape design seeks to unite the interior and exterior spaces by extending long view corridors from the front entryway through to the lawn terrace and ornate fountain wall beyond, and from the house’s chapel to the pool pavilion.


Carved Texas limestone, hand-wrought ironwork as well as glass tile, marble and granite are central elements of the design and provide an opulent juxtaposition to the rich greens of the boxwood parterres, water features and lush plantings of magnolia, azalea, camellia and jasmine. The light in these images is just perfect – so soft and hazy.


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