A family makes their Newbury property meaningful
Photographed by Kindra Clineff/Produced by Marsha Jusczak & Penny O’Sullivan On axis with the
home’s French doors, Fisher lined up the gates, the pool, and the cabana’s chimney.
“I listen to people for a living,” says psychiatrist-author Keith Ablow. And sure enough, when it came to planning his own backyard, the garden has spaces for everyone in the family of this best-selling author, television personality, psychiatric expert witness, Good Housekeeping contributing editor, and Fox News psychiatric expert. “My creative son laid claim to the forest, and the secret garden house belongs to my imaginative daughter,” Ablow says. As for his wife, Deborah Small, the pathways between her children’s venues might best represent her inner being, but she also gravitates toward the stone patio that draws the entire family together. “A landscape needs to have an intent,” he declares. “It’s not just who we are spiritually, it’s who we want to become.”