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John and Cynthia Tuttle
3070 Falmouth Drive
This stately River Star Home, built in 1942, sits on the Western Branch of the Elizabeth River. The expansive property features bald cypress, dogwood, Japanese maple, live oak, magnolia, pecan, redbud, and white cedar. Having lost twenty-three mature trees to a hurricane just a couple of years ago, the homeowners, John and Cynthia Tuttle, have worked to replace those with native species. The lawn is low maintenance, using river-friendly practices. They have reduced the lawn size by incorporating more shrub and perennial beds. The diverse plant choices and nesting boxes support wildlife habitat, featuring bay laurel, bee balm, beautyberry, ferns, hosta, lantana, roses, and yews. The well-designed landscape; diverse plantings, new and old; and the river breeze and views, create an inviting landscape and tranquil setting.