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Georgian Style Home Walkway
Georgian Style Home Walkway
NSPJ Architects
NSPJ Architects
Photo of a traditional full sun front yard stone garden path in Kansas City for summer.
Plantig design and planting
Plantig design and planting
Renz Landscapes
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard brick landscaping in Raleigh.
Driveway, Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping
Driveway, Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Neave Group Outdoor Solutions
Design ideas for a large traditional full sun backyard gravel landscaping in New York.
Scotts Cove
Scotts Cove
Rock Spring Design Group LLC (David Verespy, ASLA)
Vegetable garden with deer fencing for protection
This is an example of a traditional landscaping in New York.
Cotton Candy
Cotton Candy
gardenUP®
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard stone landscaping in Boston for spring.
Modern cottage with low water frontyard planting
Modern cottage with low water frontyard planting
June Scott Design
Succulents, grasses and low-water shrubs with vivid foliage give this coastal garden a rich, textured look with minimal maintenance. Exterior colors and furniture selection by Julie McMahon. Photos by Daniel Bosler
A Georgian Revival in Birmingham, Ala.
A Georgian Revival in Birmingham, Ala.
Golightly Landscape Architecture
A series of outdoor garden rooms — each created based on the site's topography — pull the architecture of this beautiful Georgian home into the landscape. The spaces open and close as you walk through the site, which empties intoa concrete swimming pool draped in lawn and accented by a James Carter-designed open-air pavillion at one end. These outdoor rooms are terraced with native stone walls, the most dramatic of which is the elliptical boxwood garden with an allee of Winter King Hawthornes connecting it to the pool garden. GLA took meticulous care to retain as many of the mature boxwoods and trees as possible, evidenced by the 30-foot-tall Japanese Maple. It had been slated for demolition before we convinced the client that it was worth the time and effort to simply relocated the beautiful tree. It now sides 20 feet from its original location in a side garden — a splendid specimen visible from the front of the home.
Newton, MA Landscape Renovation
Newton, MA Landscape Renovation
Sallie Hill Design, Landscape Architect
Newton, MA landscape renovation with bluestone patio, seat walls, privacy fence and planting garden. - Sallie Hill Design | Landscape Architecture | 339-970-9058 | salliehilldesign.com | photo ©2015 Brian Hill
Total Rework: Front Entrance, Driveway, Patio & Deck
Total Rework: Front Entrance, Driveway, Patio & Deck
Natural Path Landscaping
Here is the front entrance. The granite landing measures 7'x4' and the walkway is full color, natural cleft bluestone.
Photo of a large traditional full sun front yard concrete paver garden path in Boston for spring.
Ketron Custom Builders
Ketron Custom Builders
Housetrends Magazine
When you open the back doors of the home of Nancy and Jeremy Campbell in Granville, you don’t just step out onto a patio. You enter an extension of a modern living space that just happens to be outdoors. Their patio’s unique design and setting provides the comfort and style of indoors while enjoying the natural beauty and fresh air of outdoors. It all started with a rather desolate back yard. “It was completely blank, there was nothing back there,” Nancy remembers of the patio space of this 1972 split-level house they bought five years ago. With a blank slate to work with, the Campbells knew the key elements of what they wanted for their new outdoor space when they sat down with Travis Ketron of Ketron Custom Builders to design it. “We knew we wanted something covered so we could use it in the rain, and in the winter, and we knew we wanted a stone fireplace,” Nancy recalls. Travis translated the Campbells’ vision into a design to satisfy outdoor entertaining and relaxing desires in all seasons. The new outdoor space is reminiscent of a vast, rustic great room complete with a stone fireplace, a vaulted ceiling, skylights, and ceiling fans, yet no walls. The space is completely open to the elements without any glass or doors on any of the sides, except from the house. Furnished like a great room, with a built-in music system as well, it’s truly an extension of indoor living and entertaining space, and one that is unaffected by rain. Jeremy comments, “We haven’t had to cover the furniture yet. It would have to be a pretty strong wind to get wet.” Just outside the covered patio is a quartet of outdoor chairs adorned with plush cushions and colorful pillows, positioned perfectly for users to bask in the sun. In the design process, the fireplace emerged as the anchor of the space and set the stage for the outdoor space both aesthetically and functionally. “We didn’t want it to block the view. Then designing the space with Travis, the fireplace became the center,” remembers Jeremy. Placed directly across from the two sets of French doors leading out from the house, a Rumford fireplace and extended hearth of stone in neutral earth tones is the focal point of this outdoor living room. Seating for entertaining and lounging falls easily into place around it providing optimal viewing of the private, wooded back yard. When temperatures cool off, the fireplace provides ample warmth and a cozy setting to experience the change of seasons. “It’s a great fireplace for the space,” Jeremy says of the unique design of a Rumford style fireplace. “The way you stack the wood in the fireplace is different so as to get more heat. It has a shallower box, burns hotter and puts off more heat. Wood is placed in it vertically, not stacked.” Just in case the fireplace doesn’t provide enough light for late-night soirees, there is additional outdoor lighting mounted from the ceiling to make sure the party always goes on. Travis brought the idea of the Rumford outdoor fireplace to the Campbells. “I learned about it a few years back from some masons, and I was intrigued by the idea then,” he says. “We like to do stuff that’s out of the norm, and this fireplace fits the space and function very well.” Travis adds, “People want unique things that are designed for them. That’s our style to do that for them.” The patio also extends out to an uncovered area set up with patio tables for grilling and dining. Gray pavers flow throughout from the covered space to the open-air area. Their continuous flow mimics the feel of flooring that extends from a living room into a dining room inside a home. Also, the earth tone colors throughout the space on the pavers, fireplace and furnishings help the entire space mesh nicely with its natural surroundings. A little ways off from both the covered and uncovered patio area is a stone fire pit ring. Removed by just the right distance, it provides a separate place for young adults to gather and enjoy the night. Adirondack chairs and matching tables surround the outdoor fire pit, offering seating for anyone who doesn’t wish to stand and a place to set down ingredients for yummy fireside treats like s’mores. Padded chairs outside the reach of the pavilion and the nearby umbrella the perfect place to kick back and relax in the sun. The colorful throw pillows and outdoor furniture cushions add some needed color and a touch of personality. Enjoying the comforts of indoors while being outdoors is exactly what the Campbells are doing now, particularly when lounging on the comfortable wicker furniture that dominate most of the area. “My favorite part of the whole thing is the fireplace,” Nancy says. Jeremy concludes, “There is no television, it would destroy the ambiance out there. We just enjoy listening to music and watching the fire.”
Backyard Escape
Backyard Escape
Windscapes Landscaping
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional full sun backyard stone landscaping in Grand Rapids.
Luxury Hideaway in the Hills
Luxury Hideaway in the Hills
Land Design Associates, Inc.
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional partial sun backyard stone and stone fence garden path in Boston.
Vegetable Gardens
Vegetable Gardens
Eden Condensed
This vegetable garden of 3 cedar raised beds was part of an over all drought tolerant garden.
This is an example of a small traditional full sun backyard gravel vegetable garden landscape in Los Angeles for summer.
PLAY
PLAY
J. Montgomery Designs
For more photos of this project see: DEMETER
This is an example of a large traditional backyard stone outdoor sport court in San Francisco with a fire pit.
A Cottage Garden
A Cottage Garden
Myron Greer Garden Design
Photo of a traditional front yard brick landscaping in Charlotte.
Bayside
Bayside
David R. Lamb, Landscape Architect
This propery is situated on the south side of Centre Island at the edge of an oak and ash woodlands. orignally, it was three properties having one house and various out buildings. topographically, it more or less continually sloped to the water. Our task was to creat a series of terraces that were to house various functions such as the main house and forecourt, cottage, boat house and utility barns. The immediate landscape around the main house was largely masonry terraces and flower gardens. The outer landscape was comprised of heavily planted trails and intimate open spaces for the client to preamble through. As the site was largely an oak and ash woods infested with Norway maple and japanese honey suckle we essentially started with tall trees and open ground. Our planting intent was to introduce a variety of understory tree and a heavy shrub and herbaceous layer with an emphisis on planting native material. As a result the feel of the property is one of graciousness with a challenge to explore.
Fire pits and Fireplaces
Fire pits and Fireplaces
GreenScapes Landscape Architects and Contractors
Design ideas for a traditional shade backyard gravel landscaping in Columbus with a fire pit for summer.
Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping and Floral Ideas
Front Yard and Backyard Landscaping and Floral Ideas
Marula Landscape & Design
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard landscaping in Austin with decking for spring.
Traditional Landscape
Traditional Landscape
Inspiration for a traditional stone landscaping in Orange County.