Earthly Delights Landscape Design
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Earthly Delights Landscape Design

The Meredith Townes Project was a small backyard of a townhome. The clients had wanted to transform their existing backyard with a small patio to a New Orleans style courtyard. The homeowners enjoyed gourmet cooking and fine wines and wanted a place for entertaining friends. They also wanted a quiet private retreat where they could relax at the end of the day. Their wish list included a fountain and planters.

Meredith Townes were constructed in the 1970’s. This led to some challenges in design and construction of the courtyard. The original oversized brick used on the walls on either side of the courtyard were no longer being produced. Due to the age of the walls, attaching structures was not permitted. Other obstacles included the locations of the HVAC unit and the utility boxes.

Working with the homeowners, the designer developed three concepts for the courtyard. When the clients determined the preferred layout, a detailed design was developed.

There was much attention devoted to the selection of materials for the courtyard. The Mason went to great lengths to find brick that strongly resembled the existing obsolete brick. Every element of the project was carefully analyzed before selection was made, from the fountain mask, to the tile, to the faucet handles. The HVAC was moved to an enclosed storage area outside the courtyard and a fenced corner of the courtyard to conceal the grill and serve as additional storage.

Photos by M. Liljequist

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BEAUTIFUL HOMES REALTY added this to Patios
August 8, 2014
Brick Wall and flooring
Evette added this to fence
May 4, 2014
telwer09 added this to telwer09's ideas
October 27, 2013
iron fence
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October 19, 2013
wrought iron w/brick
domjefferies added this to Exterior Ideas
August 25, 2013
driveway outside that wall
amg9 added this to Landscape Ideas
August 15, 2013
Nice lines, good basic idea, would need to be recreated with much cheaper materials
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July 29, 2013
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July 15, 2013
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June 27, 2013
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June 2, 2013
planter wall
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June 1, 2013
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May 9, 2013
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April 17, 2013
jctucker1965 added this to Exterior Ideas
April 16, 2013
don't like the all same brick, too monotone.
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March 10, 2013
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March 5, 2013
this is what bricks would look like......??
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December 2, 2012
Flower boxes in patio
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October 18, 2012
tfergie3 added this to tfergie3's Ideas
October 18, 2012
porch with patio and brick fence running alongside
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September 14, 2012
Raised beds and Iron Fencing.
mellicia added this to mellicia's ideas
September 10, 2012
garden under wall
ST Design added this to Gardens
August 28, 2012
Love the clean retaining wall
lilymayjim added this to lilymayjim's ideas
August 24, 2012
love it
2brandy71 added this to 2brandy71's ideas
August 19, 2012
Love this
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August 18, 2012
wrought iron fence
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July 30, 2012
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July 23, 2012
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July 22, 2012
tile and brick
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July 17, 2012
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July 16, 2012
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July 1, 2012
Brick wall raised bed
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June 25, 2012
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June 25, 2012
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June 25, 2012
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May 27, 2012
Brick planter
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April 21, 2012
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February 21, 2012
Planters, retaining walls
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February 11, 2012
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February 8, 2012
brick privacy wall
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February 4, 2012
waterfountain, and brick flowerbeds
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January 14, 2012
Cozy private outdoor area
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December 10, 2011
Outer wall
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December 3, 2011
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November 13, 2011
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November 10, 2011
Nice back terrace
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November 9, 2011
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