My lovely client wanted to look out of his office and not have his view blocked by much at all. The office looks out onto the front yard, which was to be used as a social gathering space at their house atop the knoll. The neighborhood has many walkers and my clients have two dogs that need to be kept in so they don’t run away when socializing. Also, the front patio was the best spot to view the sunset and the surrounding protected lands, so it needed to be a nice place to be.
My opinion is that most front yards are wasted space, so I was excited to make use of this area! The design ended up a delightfully spacious, angled patio with cable raikings and no top rail to block anyone’s view, but for the driveway side.
The stone pillars pull out the copper hues of the house, and the clients did a great job of embracing the white windows that were already installed to their chagrin, by adding white deck furniture. Next we will add Corten steel planters against the driveway side of the patio, filled with white perennials, and love the circumstantial white some more- and brighten it all up anyway!
This is a 100% native plant garden; thanks to Carolina Natives Nursery in Burnsville for the shrub a dubs.