As seen on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, this entry courtyard’s modern design was enhanced by painting the brick light gray and the door a contemporary blue-black. Natural wood support beams, no-fuss landscaping and a herringbone-pattern wood walkway complete the look.
This lush courtyard has all the feel of a grand secret garden with a travertine patio and colorful landscaping. The plants include Japanese blueberry, Podocarpus and East Palatka Holly along the fence line.
By using matching or complementary veneer materials to that of the home on this courtyard fireplace feature, it allowed it to blend harmoniously. The Spanish Cotto Terra Cotta is used as the mantle and hearth, with the antique brick veneer surrounding the fireplace box and the base of the view-port openings. However, it was the plantings that provided the critical contrast in colors and offered a serene atmosphere to this outdoor 'room'.
Although simple in design, the wrought iron crossing over the wall openings matched the wrought iron on the Juliet balconies.
This outdoor courtyard area features foliage and vining plants to take advantage of the vertical space. Artistic panels hang in front of a combination of brown metal fencing and red brick wall to offer privacy and vertical interest.
Irregular bluestone encircles a young Redbud within the walled garden. Brick walls are built on grade beam and frost pier foundations and illuminated columns help define the garden, which contains three of the home's eight egress points. New porches were constructed at each entry.
"Details are the difference between good and great," says the design team of this fully renovated transitional estate. In this instance, a Gothic arch on the brick garden wall offers a peak at the home's overall architectural inspiration. A warm, traditional lantern and potted greenery create an inviting entryway.
This unique "cocktail pool" is flanked by two dramatic bronze fountain scuppers as well as a limestone fireplace. Custom pavers and painted brick walls are softened by warm landscape elements, including a pair of potted topiaries sculpted to mimic the Gothic lines of an arched door reached by custom iron stairs.