A driveway that runs through the yard leading past a little bridge and home exterior. Fluffy shrubs and plant life create a pillowy centerpiece for the circular driveway. A spacious yard stretches out from the brick home exterior with two car garage.
Thanks to sleek landscape lights, the gravel driveway is visible even at night. Tall palms and other trees line the sides of the drive and ensure that guests stay on course until they've reached the front gate.
This landscape design concept was based on the modern lines of the home and allows the elegant forms to transfer onto the ground plane. The driveway and connecting pedestrian paths are formed concrete pads with a simple broom finish in a series of squares and rectangles. The voids between the pads are neatly topped with gray beach pebbles and allow rainwater to flow through, minimizing runoff onto the street. The pockets of plantings near the front entry contain sculptural accent plants.
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.