Leslie Rohrer
Landscape Architects & Designers
Entrance courtyard traditional-landscape

Entrance courtyard

This entrance to a 1920's Tuteur home is much lower than the street. We re-graded to correct drainage problems, added stone walls and bluestone walks for a cozy courtyard entrance. Lots of shade plants were installed for a lush garden.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping added this to Steeply Beautiful Slope Retention
While the walls featured above are fairly formal and contemporary, here the look is more rustic. I like this wall, which appears to be dry stacked. This look can often be achieved with recycled or reclaimed materials.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

smonsell added this to smonsell's ideas
January 8, 2015
grass and patio
Maria Tarry added this to exterior
October 25, 2014
What do you like about this photo?retaining wall, steps, and planting
nebtexs2 added this to Nebtexs2 Landscape
October 19, 2014
designergirl49 added this to designergirl49's ideas
October 11, 2014
Sue Still added this to Arbors, Walks, Entry Gates, fire pits, outdoor Kitchen
September 16, 2014
patajonia added this to yoon
August 25, 2014
Walkway and grass/permeable area around walkway.
Katie Stuvel added this to Landscape Ideas
August 18, 2014
Stones, secret garden feel
Mary Venema added this to Patio Ideas
August 17, 2014
ground cover on end of wall
panarai added this to patio and garden
August 17, 2014
Steps Up
Trisha Poole added this to Landscaping Tryhorn
July 18, 2014
Organic design
ktmomcat56 added this to Landscape Ideas
July 14, 2014
I like the lush greenery on the slopes
sfikse added this to garden
July 12, 2014
Feel of pavers and greenery
elizabethjeanriley added this to front entry
June 27, 2014
tinadennnis added this to tinadennnis's front yard ideas
June 17, 2014
the big flagstone steps - perfect for walking up to the chicken yard
marianitar added this to patio
April 20, 2014
Circulitos y escaleras
menach1 added this to Landscape Ideas
April 4, 2014
retaining walls
nanapepper added this to landscape
February 28, 2014
Flagstone pavers
erinscouted added this to erinscouted's Favorites
February 24, 2014
hillside retention
cjpaddock added this to Landscape Ideas
January 23, 2014
retaining wall
lhgibbs added this to backyard landscaping
January 4, 2014
partial retaining wall
Dale Development added this to trjod164's ideas
December 11, 2013
stone and grass with stone retaining wall
curtfarber added this to curtfarber's ideas
November 14, 2013
Flagstone circle
portiad added this to landscaping
November 9, 2013
Love the view.
vbintintan added this to vbintintan's ideas
October 13, 2013
alei in gradina terasata
pen2120 added this to Courtyards
October 12, 2013
Varying levels in landscape
Melissa Casteel added this to Guest
September 25, 2013
ryandmcdonough added this to ryandmcdonough's Ideas
September 17, 2013
Large grade with only 1 wall
Terri Turner added this to terri_turner9202's Ideas
September 11, 2013
Stairs to stone landing. And foliage to soften retaining areas
jodimartens added this to firepit
September 9, 2013
vcolombo added this to Oregon Ideas
September 2, 2013
Terraced landscape
hollybair added this to landscaping
September 1, 2013
kateharley4 added this to retaining wall
August 12, 2013
rock walk down
mouseonhouse added this to Heller garden
August 11, 2013
perfect combination for wall and patio
mimihen added this to outdoors
August 4, 2013
Rock steps
frugalgal added this to New Old House
July 23, 2013
Terraced garden
m3xicana added this to m3xicana's Ideas
July 20, 2013
grass and retaining wall for front yard
pallavicini added this to landscape
July 4, 2013
Stacked wall
deborahflor added this to Exterior Ideas
July 2, 2013
Green Earth Gardens added this to Back Yard
July 1, 2013
sloped terrace and steps
regina1016 added this to Front Yard Landscape
June 1, 2013
Retaining Wall Stone
leggomydaniel added this to House exterior
May 29, 2013
sekrom added this to sekrom's Ideas
May 21, 2013
Debi Mcdonald added this to OUTSIDE
May 13, 2013
brick/stone patio landscape
kmsweb added this to Other
May 11, 2013
Brick arches and landscape
csnave added this to csnave's ideas
May 9, 2013
lizzylula added this to outdoor space
May 2, 2013
Interesting and tasteful mix of brick and stones...
antwoolf added this to antwoolf's Favorites
April 23, 2013
the walls featured above are fairly formal and contemporary, here the look is more rustic.
kymwalz added this to Landscape design project
April 2, 2013
Like the balance between stone and grass
cindimcc added this to landscaping for back yard
March 26, 2013
floor of wooded area
neilbarclay added this to brick paths
March 13, 2013
tight together, irregular shape, grey colour
alberttrotta added this to alberttrotta's Ideas
March 3, 2013
Nice retaining wall
danuhannah added this to Mariam's outdoor
March 1, 2013
eneshm added this to eneshm's Ideas
February 22, 2013
Retention walls
georgiairis added this to terracing
February 21, 2013
fgouldin added this to fgouldin's ideas
February 20, 2013
mikeedward added this to Redwood Cove Landscaping
February 18, 2013
Stacked Stone Retaining Wall
drewsu added this to drewsu's ideas
February 17, 2013
pretty stone wall
marcosandciara added this to marcosandciara's Ideas
February 12, 2013
dkrc1026 added this to dkrc1026's ideas
February 12, 2013
love the brick
hillbilleemomma added this to landscaping on a slope
February 12, 2013
nice and lush
Dawn Taillon added this to Plants for new home, plants for old home
February 6, 2013
this is in deer resistant section so I am including it in plants for home section instead of landscape
cleb76 added this to Landscaping the Hill
February 5, 2013
contrast with red brick
carolhrdng added this to carolhrdng's ideas
February 1, 2013
river patio
rekb added this to rekb's ideas
January 28, 2013
Kelly Sanchez added this to kelly_sanchez's ideas
January 20, 2013
Curved steps, natural materials
robinlaura added this to robinlaura's ideas
January 16, 2013
landscapechris added this to landscapechris's ideas
January 6, 2013
love the wall
tussi added this to tussi's ideas
December 10, 2012
clear pathways
Jessica Schwartz added this to Landscaping
November 6, 2012
retaining wall & stairs
maryrebecca added this to Exterior
October 24, 2012
Large flagstone Walkway
djrspringfield added this to djrspringfield's ideas
October 8, 2012
Landscaping of terraced yard
annyvette added this to annyvette's Ideas
October 8, 2012
Slope retention
hsg80007 added this to hsg80007's ideas
September 30, 2012
shallow stairs up steeper slope with flagstone. retaining wall using sandstone. level area for grass
corieswan added this to Outdoor
September 14, 2012
Fern, etc
Cornelia added this to cbrentano's ideas
September 11, 2012
graded slope w courtyard: bocce terrace
badbroccoli added this to badbroccoli's ideas
September 10, 2012
tiered yard
esbusbee added this to outdoor
September 4, 2012
Lawn shape
bmjgpow added this to bmjgpow's Ideas
September 4, 2012
jlschneider added this to Patios
September 3, 2012
yezdi added this to yezdi's ideas
September 3, 2012
north side
goatiegarden added this to goatiegarden's ideas
August 26, 2012
Path with steps
yvonnehoch added this to Landscape
August 23, 2012
terrace level
yvonnehoch added this to yvonnehoch's ideas
August 16, 2012
terrace level garden
wildta added this to B - Patio
August 13, 2012
retaining wall
luanneb added this to luanneb's ideas
August 9, 2012
dry stacked retaining wall on slope, circular landing at to of steps
bonniebelight added this to bonniebelight's ideas
August 3, 2012
bscau added this to bscau's Favorites
July 20, 2012
Paver idea
tsunita added this to tsunita's ideas
July 16, 2012
love the archways and stone in yard
ritafalls added this to exterior
July 15, 2012
path w small cracks cement?
bennerob added this to Landscaping
July 9, 2012
Bit of hardscape for hill
jkrjkp added this to jkrjkp's ideas
July 9, 2012
steps and greens
dennisrice added this to dennisrice's ideas
July 8, 2012
Interior courtyard - sloping grade
mschoendorfer added this to mschoendorfer's ideas
June 24, 2012
Love the combined textures with the traditional brick
springfl added this to springfl's Favorites
June 16, 2012
Retaining wall and stones cld b added to concrete slab on bottom floor of sv house ?arch view?
Chris Wilson added this to chris_wilson's ideas
June 7, 2012
utcynwmn added this to utcynwmn's Favorites
May 28, 2012
frickki444 added this to garden ideas
May 8, 2012
gorgeous courtyard
asloat added this to asloat's Favorites
May 3, 2012
shaynapaden added this to shaynapaden's Favorites
April 29, 2012
the way to deal with slope
cathryncarna added this to Landscape
April 25, 2012
Stone path
astahl3903 added this to astahl3903's ideas
April 22, 2012
steps down to garden
crhiggins added this to crhiggins's Favorites
April 17, 2012
See brick
skbs added this to skbs's ideas
April 10, 2012
terraced front steps--could do the opposite and go up to house
nmanglallan added this to nmanglallan's Favorites
April 8, 2012
feluz10 added this to feluz10's ideas
April 8, 2012
well planned landscaping
bonniegal added this to bonniegal's ideas
April 6, 2012
mixing flagstone and brick
Stephanie Miller added this to styleofstephanie's ideas
April 5, 2012
path, steps
mitz03 added this to mitz03's ideas
April 5, 2012
plants on upper edge
nickigray added this to nickigray's ideas
April 3, 2012
kittyh added this to Outdoor spaces
April 1, 2012
Great use of not so great space
mschroyer54 added this to mschroyer54's ideas
March 31, 2012
Like steps
ericco added this to Las Trampas Ideas
March 29, 2012
steep downslope
lezone added this to Exteriors
March 22, 2012
Dealing with a slope
devriesjane added this to devriesjane's ideas
March 22, 2012
retaining wall @ LK
djtyner added this to landscape
March 21, 2012
All of the green color
angesgardenideas added this to angesgardenideas's ideas
March 21, 2012
cozy- around garage area?
adbyles added this to adbyles's ideas
March 20, 2012
stone work
aemadden added this to aemadden's ideas
March 20, 2012
for the left side or right side?
rickm added this to rickm's ideas
March 19, 2012
stacked brick retaining wall
sslynx7152 added this to sslynx7152's ideas
March 19, 2012
hhk96 added this to landscaping
March 19, 2012
lizkp added this to lizkp's outdoor spaces
March 18, 2012
tinahouse added this to tinahouse's Favorites
March 18, 2012
bcrabtree1 added this to bcrabtree1's ideas
March 18, 2012
Lush green space with hardscape
alygard added this to alygard's ideas
March 17, 2012
love the stone path and stairs
kskeels added this to kskeels's Favorites
March 17, 2012
Just an idea...
indieoregonian added this to Outdoor
March 17, 2012
retaining wall
tessa22 added this to tessa22's ideas
March 17, 2012
stone wall
Elena Kashtanova added this to kashtanova's ideas
March 17, 2012
ziba hasanzadeh added this to mani's ideas
March 16, 2012
honeybee3 added this to MADRONA landscape
March 16, 2012
An excellent example of (way) below street level landscape...exactly what we have. Lovely . . .
murdockd added this to Landscaping and Deck
March 16, 2012
churchpoint added this to churchpoint's ideas
March 16, 2012
Wall very natural
domesticgoddess added this to domesticgoddess's ideas
March 16, 2012
Jennifer Rains added this to Exterior ideas
March 16, 2012
The whole space.
grammyw04 added this to grammyw04's ideas
March 16, 2012
slate usage is nice looking
tbelliveau added this to tbelliveau's ideas
March 16, 2012
stairs to backyard
sherlyn50 added this to sherlyn50's ideas
March 16, 2012
stone retaining walls
carolfili added this to carolfili's ideas
March 16, 2012
looks natural
akruege4 added this to outside appearance / curb appeal
March 15, 2012
I love the brick archways, the sloped stone retention walls and the greens. It's AWESOME!
bg360 added this to bg360's Favorites
March 15, 2012
The pathway
goldwingdog added this to goldwingdog's ideas
March 15, 2012
deck side wall
nilofer added this to sloping lots
March 15, 2012
While the walls featured above are fairly formal and contemporary, here the look is more rustic. I like this wall, which appears to be dry stacked. This look can often be achieved with recycled or reclaimed materials. Private Comment
nvsheila added this to Exteriors
March 15, 2012
Retaining wall
hossboyd added this to hossboyd's Favorites
March 15, 2012
Garden path
Crye-Leike Realtors added this to patio
March 15, 2012
Treescape Ventures, LLC added this to Things Casey would like
March 15, 2012
interior courtyard with elevation changes
browsara added this to browsara's ideas
March 15, 2012
dandrsn added this to Landscape
March 15, 2012
stellaimah added this to stellaimah's ideas
March 15, 2012
danaelizabeth5 added this to Leslie's idea book
March 14, 2012
Plant material
ridgeview added this to homesbyridgeview's ideas
March 14, 2012
rustic wall (made using recycled/reclaimed material) CEMENT!
tldaye5 added this to tldaye5's ideas
March 14, 2012
Retaining Waills
vchawla added this to backyard
March 14, 2012
appears to be dry glued together, retaining wall
helonbryant added this to helonbryant's ideas
March 14, 2012
Cool calm look
gividen added this to gividen's ideas
March 14, 2012
nice yard
amerrillfamily added this to amerrillfamily's ideas
March 14, 2012
addthis1202 added this to addthis1202's ideas
March 14, 2012
taradesmone added this to outdoors
March 14, 2012
steps, pathway..
nollpr added this to nollpr's ideas
March 14, 2012
swimmergirl added this to Landscaping
March 14, 2012
curved wall into hillside with my curves? love the stone in the wall
asthalter added this to asthalter's ideas
March 14, 2012
Informal garden...abundant yet contained. The simple color palate.
kadebug added this to kadebug's ideas
March 14, 2012
curved wall
Katina Rogers AXIOS Holdings, LLC. added this to axios's ideas
March 14, 2012
steep landscaping
Joy Bryson added this to New home ideas
March 14, 2012
Secret garden, great for exploring
cydb added this to cydb's ideas
March 14, 2012
looks like it leads to a secret garden
wawirtz added this to wawirtz's ideas
March 14, 2012
Very naturally green and has a great flow!
maro59 added this to maro59's Favorites
March 14, 2012
dbarrett added this to dbarrett's ideas
March 14, 2012
edaems1 added this to edaems1's ideas
March 14, 2012
Shea Jackson added this to outside
March 14, 2012
no real defined edge to flagstone walkway; maybe we could do a little more organic
christeljaap added this to christeljaap's Favorites
March 14, 2012
hamptonhome added this to Hamptonhomes
March 14, 2012
another good landscaping idea for a slope, using a curve
paipai added this to paipai's Favorites
March 14, 2012
Stone pathway and stacked stone wall
dgjdp added this to dgjdp's ideas
March 14, 2012
dry stacked stone wall
mhowitson added this to mhowitson's ideas
March 13, 2012
like the retaining wall.
tneaster added this to tneaster's Favorites
March 13, 2012
For the back
lizakovalsky added this to Favorites
March 13, 2012
Sloping hill
Melanie Roberson added this to rroberson1268's ideas
March 13, 2012
corinnedecasablanca added this to corinnedecasablanca's ideas
March 13, 2012
big stone pavement
purna vastu sasthram added this to muhilram's ideas
March 13, 2012
tlmanjs added this to Garden
March 13, 2012
mariasangria85 added this to mariasangria85's ideas
March 12, 2012
stone brick terraced yard
Emily added this to Porch/deck
March 12, 2012
love the curvature of the brick; the retaining wall; all the greenery; the slate
cheryltodd added this to cheryltodd's ideas
February 28, 2012
stone retaining wall
bbaldwin86 added this to bbaldwin86's Favorites
December 3, 2011
ChatOmbre added this to Outdoors
November 9, 2011
susannorris added this to Garden spaces
October 26, 2011
house lower than the street
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