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NICK WILLIAMS PRESENTS
“ The Labyrinth Retreat ”


The  Labyrinth Retreat

Features:

  • Unique 11-circuit Chartres-style labyrinth design
  • Inlaid stone walkways through meditative landscaping
  • Beautiful natural plantings

The Labyrinth Retreat The Labyrinth Retreat

The owner of this home is a psychologist and therapist with an active interest in Buddhist meditation, yet her property was blighted by an old unfinished tennis court area from an earlier time that just did not convey the feeling of serenity and contemplation she desired. Over the years, Nick Williams had worked with the owner on a number of projects here, and one day he simply suggested: “Why not put a labyrinth there?” It was an idea that immediately resonated with the owner. The area was flat, spacious and perfect for something really unique. So Nick went to work, grading and lowering the elevation somewhat to create a circular “womb” as he described it, fringed by greenery and intermittent low stone walls. The red brick design for the labyrinth added color, mystery, and a focal point for moonlit contemplation, a perfect way for the owner and guests to relax and find a still center point within.

The Labyrinth Retreat The Labyrinth Retreat
The Labyrinth Retreat

Unlike a maze, which is designed to confound, a labyrinth is a series of graceful concentric circles that meander in gentle curves that slowly lead you to the clear open space in the center. While a maze creates a problem to be solved, a Labyrinth leads and guides you to a central still point, clearing your mind as you take the journey and allowing you to find your own unspoiled center as well. It was the perfect addition to the space, which also features meandering stone pathways that wander through the landscape. Here you can walk, and think, or just empty your mind and find serenity in this perfect hillside retreat.

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“BEFORE AND AFTER” SERIES:

"A BIRDS EYE VIEW" (STA)
"RESORT LIVING" (HER)
"A HILLSIDE RETREAT AT THE EDGE OF INFINITY" (DET)
"SIMPLE BUT STATELY" (NEE)
"DOUBLE OR NOTHING" (LAN)
"OUTDOOR RETREAT" (MA/SCH)

Online Garden Tour Part 3:(Coming Soon)