A stone dust entry drive leads into this narrow, waterfront lot.
The combination of an extremely narrow lot and a large amount of grade change made this a challenging lot to redevelop. The board form concrete retaining wall creates an architectural way to deal with the grade and to make the site inviting.
For this bold contemporary driveway in Sarasota, Fla., panels of permeable paving extend the architecture and horizontal grid of the home while allowing water to percolate instead of running off site. The landscaping project by DWY Landscape Architects was a 2014 Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
Arriving at this home, it's easy to imagine you're pulling up to a house in the heart of Tuscany. The driveway echoes Old World elegance with red brick and roof tiles, a stone exterior and sculptural trees.
A border of ornamental grasses and purple flowers line the edge of a driveway that twists itself through the front yard. Olive trees, lavender and a variety of grasses add Italian flair to this landscape design.
Red-blend pavers play off the roof's color in this Minnesota driveway by Southview Design. The pavers' palette isn't the only unique aspect in the design of the hill driveway. An inlay of pavers widens toward the bottom of the driveway.
A stamped finish can refresh a concrete driveway and its borders. A spray treatment and textured roller were used on this driveway to give the surface a realistic look, says Mike Dussling, owner of Concrete Resurfacing Products, based in Suwanee, Ga.