The home's front yard and driveway have subtle, but compelling landscaping. Bricks carve out a circle in front of the house and garage. Terraced garden beds accompany a flight of steps down to a lower patio.
Tucked amongst the trees, this lovely house manages a nice balance between stately and welcoming. A mix of materials— tin roof, stone pillars—also gives it texture and dimension. Designed by Bill Moore, Chris Reebals and Emory Ratliff
Keeping the materials simple for the front driveway helps to create a sleek, minimalist look. The raised concrete planter integrates seamlessly with the gravel driveway, and a simple tall hedge provides privacy and separation between the house and sidewalk.
This coastal home's front yard boasts native and Florida-friendly plants, creating an inviting entrance. A planter strip of dwarf Mondo grass stabilizes the surrounding soil and minimizes the amount of pavers used in the driveway area.
In constructing the gardens of this home, landscape designers employed strategies to make the look appealing in any season. One example: Limelight Hydrangeas were placed in pockets so that when they die back, there's not a noticeable empty spot.
The meticulous landscape design of this home's property ensures that something's always in bloom. The different shrubs and evergreens give the front and back yards a different personality depending on the season.
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.
Permeable paving creates a striking entryway to a Sarasota, Fla., home while the front garden has a series of horizontal plinths with sculptural plants. The award-winning landscape design is by DWY Landscape Architects.