This Southwestern house combines stone and stucco facades. Heavy lintels span doors and windows and a chimney pokes up at the entrance and towers over the Spanish-tiled roof and formal, desert-style landscaping below.
The traditional-style building reflects the style of the main home and is used to house the mechanical equpiment for the property. Stone steps and walkways lead throughout the landscaping, which mixes formal gardens with stacked stone garden walls and water features.
This formal garden with a two-story pavilion for entertaining is part of an extensive building and landscaping project by Cruickshank Remodeling. The homeowners had recently purchased the adjacent property which contained a mid century ranch house. After demolishing the structure, the yard was then graded and reconfigured into an upper and lower lawn and garden areas, taking advantage of the elevation change in the lot. The design goal was the creation of various entertainment spaces that can be viewed in our before and after visual tour.
This cottage style landscape perfectly compliments the stately architecture with dramatic flare. The stately home was softened with beautiful curves to compliment the brick lined walkway. Every nook and corner in the landscape was a perfect opportunity to create a creative landscape vignette.
A formal garden provides a grand entry to this stunning estate with classic architecture. The overall theme of the house is reflected in all the landscape and hardscape spaces throughout the expansive property.
Minimal hardscaping can be used to define an area. For this brownstone garden, a bluestone border delineates the formal lawn, which serves as a transition space within the landscape. Carefully manicured flower beds accent the borders.
To make the main entrance feel even more grand, landscape architect Harold Leidner layered the front yard with symmetrical plants. Thus, as guests cross the steps, they'll stroll past identical hedges, planters and ornamental grasses.
This cottage style landscape perfectly compliments the stately architecture with dramatic but tranquil flare. Every nook and corner in the landscape was a perfect opportunity to create a creative landscape vignette.