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A slice of paradise

Leigh Sorensen, a landscape designer, and her husband, King, live on a plush, one-acre home in New Jersey. Their unique location has a susceptibility to slight flooding because of a nearby river, but that doesn't stop them from creating a manicured wonderland.
  • A home for all

    The beautiful acreage on which the Sorensens reside provides a exquisite home for everyone in their family, including the little ones.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012
  • Surrounded by nature

    The Navesink River, Highlands Bridge, and salt marshes all set the stage for Leigh and King's one-acre property.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012
  • Chores become hobbies

    The chores of the farm became hobbies for King, who was raised on a farm in Vermont.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012
  • Landscaping a garden

    The Sorensens plant five varieties of lettuce under a tunnel of string beans in their garden. They can grow most everything except raspberries and dogwood, which don't tolerate salt water.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012
  • Elevating garden beds

    The garden beds were raised for better drainage after a severe storm in 1992 lifted the Sorensen's home four feet. Somteimes a high tide and new moon can cause the nearby river to spill onto the property.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012
  • A play space for grandkids

    Once the lettuce has gone to seed, Leigh and King lay down salt hay for their grandchildren to run through.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012
  • Something for everyone

    The acreage provides a vast area for the family to play and enjoy themselves. Not only that, but the flowers and wooded garden ornaments provide a delicate ambiance that's hard not to like.

    Date Published: June 19, 2012
    Date Updated: July 25, 2012

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