Ribbon driveways have the ability to contour to property constraints, natural barriers or houses, as shown here.
With individual concrete pads, this modern take on the ribbon driveway has an increased amount of green space and facilitates water drainage.
Rather than the traditional concrete and grass ribbon, this California drive features pavers, slate and greenery in a grid pattern.
This property's driveway pays homage to the ribbon's Craftsman roots. Additional historical characteristics include the home's gable dormer, brick porch pedestals and prairie-style window muntins.
Without the landscaped portion of this ribbon driveway, water runoff would be a major concern for these property owners. However, the grass aids in alleviating water drainage toward the home.
Plush green grass is great for climates that do not require snow removal, like this La Jolla, California, residence.
Encouraged by The Beatles, I can't help but sing "the long and winding ribbon" while admiring this drive.
Opening up onto a carport and parking pad, the landscaped center portion of this ribbon driveway breaks up what would otherwise be a large, impervious area.