Our client’s wish list included expanding the driveway, adding rear patios for entertaining, and updating the landscape & lighting. This poorly drained site provided some challenges that needed to be addressed prior to construction. We developed a grading and drainage plan that tied the rear downspouts to a recharge basin constructed under the driveway. Additional dry wells were installed in the rear lawn to handle any additional runoff from new patios and walkways.
The final design compliments the playfulness of the homes architecture, using many rhythmic paving patterns. At the request of our client, salvaged antique brick was used throughout the design where possible. Varying sizes and shapes required the mason to cut and chisel many of the bricks to fit into the final paving plan.
The landscape plan uses many unique, low growing perennials and shrubs to provide this design with year round interest. Specimen trees, such as Stewartia, help provide scale to the newly installed landscape. The beautifully detailed stonework is credited to Scott Cardelfe and his team at Rock Masonry.