An expansive motor court makes for a stunning entry to this modern Palladian home. Low concrete walls help to define the space, separating it from the beautiful landscaping beyond. At the entryway is a spout water feature and large zinc urns to welcome guests into the home.
Pavers in a quatrefoil design, repeated from this home’s Tudor-style architecture, is a focal point of the motor court. Reclaimed street pavers are used for the front drive, as well as, the back patio. The scale of the motor court was defined and softened with boxwood hedging and large lindens spaded in. The home in Glencoe, Ill., was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 Landscape Design Award winner.
An earthy color palette punctuates the casual dining space, where two sliding doors lead out to a motor court and offer views of the Western skyline. Floor-to-ceiling drapery softens the space acoustically and diffuses midday sun.
Just moments from Montecito's lower village, this historic english country manor sits on 1.8 acres, privately hidden behind eucalyptus trees and garden hedges with breathtaking ocean and mountain vistas. Two stately iron gates lead to the estates elegant motor court and the updated home's old world facade.