The space between this Mediterranean-style house and garage provided a wonderful opportunity to create a courtyard garden in keeping with the style of the house. The tile floors and thick stucco walls of the house are carried out into the garden, blurring the boundaries between the two. At the heart of the courtyard sit the swimming pool and spa, flanked by a terrace paved in warm-colored slate with panels of brick, mosaic tile, and bluestone. A tile-roofed arcade, custom wrought-iron fencing and gates, and a low stucco wall complete the enclosure begun by the house and garage. Small pockets of planting and vines climbing the fence provide softness and color.

Adjacent to the courtyard sits a lush panel of lawn framed by perennial beds with a rich blend of textures and colors. A smaller circular lawn sits at the foot of a small bedroom terrace. The view from the bedroom's glass doors ends at a stone bench at the edge of the lawn.
PROJECTSBefore and After gardensstairs, water features, paving, planting design, garden architecture
ContemporaryModern RanchWoodland EntryGardener's GardenGeorgetownSchoolsA Maine IslandJapanese InspiredOutdoor LivingMediterraneanPool GardenSustainableCommercialTapestry

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