The landscaping takes center stage in the listing for this West Lake house, studio, and grounds. That's not surprising, considering it's owned by landscape architects and partners James David and Gary Peese, who worked on its two acres his for many years.
As David/Peese Design, the couple founded and ran the now-closed Gardens, a nursery and decorating store that was notable for its distinctive, refined inventory. The gardens became a sort of showroom for their business after that.
The home on Sugar Creek Drive features both the original, now remodeled house (designed by Richard James Coot in 1979), as well as a newer concrete studio, all totaling 4,007 square feet. It has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a farmhouse kitchen (part of an expansion by Paul Lamb). An expanded master bedroom, covered second-floor porch, and first-floor bedroom suite were redesigned in 2003 by Mell Lawrence.
The property has been featured in numerous publications, including Curbed, in 2014.
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