In many parts of the world today, we set our clocks forward an hour–bringing us closer to summer while robbing us of valuable sleep. But we do it for the twilight: starting today, our evenings will linger longer–and an hour lost is a summer gained.
Here, 10 twilit gardens from members of the Remodelista + Gardenista Architect/Designer Directory.
Above: Mature fir trees lie between the beachfront and a meadow on the site of a San Juan Islands summer house by Seattle-based Heliotrope Architects.
Above: On this four-acre Martha’s Vineyard property, Boston-area landscape architects Stephen Stimson Associates weaved existing mature trees and erratic terrain into their design. Photograph by Roger Foley.
Above: This modern Napa house by architect Charlie Barnett is framed by two mature oak trees while walls of glass direct occupants’ eyes toward the view. Photograph by Charlie Barnett.
Above: After their beloved 100-year-old Bethesda, MD house was destroyed in a hurricane, a couple hired McInturff Architects to replace it with a modern version that prominently features the outdoors.
Above: Built-landscape features of this East Hampton project by Billinkoff Architecture–including a pool, an ivy-covered pool house, and tennis courts–adjoin the main house.
Above: Nashville architect Marcus DiPietro intended for this Tennessee lakeside house to appear to emerge from the lawn at water’s edge.
Browse elaborate gardens in The Grandes Dames: 10 Stately Gardens from the Gardenista Gallery and see houses at twilight in The Evening Hour: Houses from New Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.