The two lots on which this property is lcoated were originally part of the "Caruth Farm" which includes what is now the campus of Southern Methodist University and Northpark Shopping Center. The house at 6815 was built in 1938 and purchased in 1995. After renovation it was occupied in May 1996. The new garden was originally developed as a 2500 square foot home in 1938 and was purchased in June of 2005 by the current owners. Maylon Perry, a landscape architect who had formally been with Lambert's of Dallas, designed a new garden. The garden featured a patterned brick circle drive behind a shallow bern, with lush plantings next to the house, and an undulating bed of vinca minor ground cover next to the house.
A gate opened from the circle drive to a brick walkway leading to the front door. Inside the gate was a brick-pattered courtyard that led to a comfortable outdoor room and two porches; one off the dining room and one off the back door.
The current owners purchased the house south of the residence in 2005 and had it removed and began work on expanding the garden with Marlon Perry's help. The front half of the second lot fronting the road as become a broad lawn wiht a white brick wall behind a shallow berm parallel to the street. A gate leads into the back garden which features a brick terrace, an open lawn a round raised brick flower bed and lush plantings around the perimeter. A gravel path encircles the back lawn.
From the courtyard of the original garden, one enters the back garden by passing through a wisteria-covered arbor near the back door. This leads to the gravel path. A boxwood hedge separates the front courtyard and the back garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Marlon Perry (landscape architect, 1995, 2005), Harold J. and Evelyn B. Silver (former owners, 1961), Richard E. and Helen Gray, Jr. (former owners, 1961-1995).
The folder includes worksheets and plans.
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