ISSUE 30  |  Montauk Mod

Required Reading: Ten Landscapes by Stephen Stimson Associates

July 28, 2011 8:30 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Cape Cod landscape architect Stephen Stimson describes his firm's work as "strongly influenced by minimalism and a modern aesthetic" (call it Yankee Modern). In this collection of ten projects (part of Rockport Publishings's Ten Landscapes series), we especially like the firm's understated pool designs, discreetly located in landscapes ranging from Martha's Vineyard waterfront to New York farms.

Above: Ten Landscapes: Stephen Stimson Associates is available through Amazon for $96.42.

Above: A pool on the Longview Residence on Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.

Above: A pool in a house on Martha's Vineyard designed by Olson Kundig with landscape design by Stephen Stimson.

Above: A cascading pool in North Salem, New York.

Above: A simple rectangular pool surrounded by wood decking.