This historic American Shingle Arts and Craft Style home in the Estate District of Greenwich, CT is known as the Tubby House. Named for William Tubby, the home’s architect and original resident, the home was built in 1918.
Situated on three acres, the Australian owners of the home wanted a landscape reminiscent of their “Bush” landscape. This was done with American trees, shrubs, grasses and forbs that provide interest in all four seasons. Evergreens punctuate masses of perennials with a rich texture, movement, color and fragrance. The garden’s hardscape elements complement the historic integrity of the architecture. An entry garden features an intricate paving pattern of cut bluestone squares connected with brick stringer and soldier courses. A monolithic granite fountain fashioned after a lotus flower is on axis with the interior stair tower providing the sound of water in the entryway and a visual accent visible from inside the house. The south terrace features large stone planters with cascading roses along with a place to sit. Broad lawn steps lead down from the terrace to the great lawn below that sweeps between perennial borders to an adjacent pool house and garden. A lily pool garden is centered on the kitchen window and features aquatic flora and fauna with framed views of an adjacent country club’s golf course. A stream forms the border of the property and has native wetland plantings appropriate to this ecologically sensitive area.