A sliding aluminum gate opens to a courtyard with a dining area. The artistry of the design by Matthew Cunningham, winner of a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award, matches the style of the urban courtyard, which also features western red cedar fencing.
This gorgeous gate is a perfect aesthetic fit to the surrounding cottage garden as well as a functional entrance for the outdoor space. The distressed finish works with the whimsical look. The green shade allows it to be a focal point while still blending with the general color scheme of the natural hues around it.
A stone base design on the house column is echoed on the smaller gate columns bringing a beautiful texture to the design. The light concrete of the columns and walkways brightens the forrest green siding. A small pergola frames the wood gate and supports a single lantern hanging above. A bright red bench pops against the neutral tones surrounding it.
Located in Charleston, S.C., this garden takes advantage of its southern exposure by offering a balanced pair of grass rugs, perfect for viewing the nearby ocean from carefully placed benches. A red brick pathway is lined by low hedges for a crisp, well-manicured look.
The exterior of this traditional Spanish-style home has a brick walkway, an arched entryway and a red tile roof. Landscape lighting illuminates the entry to the home and iron gate details can be seen on the left.
This Southwestern style home pairs together white stucco and red brick for an exterior with a modern spin. Neutral gravel and concrete slabs lead the way to a brown gate, while succulent plants line the walkway.
Thick, vivid plant life decorates the grounds hugging the white garden fence. The gate is covered with an open archway and thick, winding ivy. A large bed of yellow flowers draws the eye while red and pink blooms add a pop of extra color.
Boxwoods surround this home, but there's no hiding the charm of the white structure with a red tile roof. Climbing plants cling to the low white fence, which also features a swing gate and personalized entrance. A view from the top windows into flowering trees gives the residents a feel of seclusion.
This cottage style fence and gate 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.
A formal garden is a must for a home this magnificent. On pleasant days, the owners can follow a gravel path between blushing hydrangea bushes, where they'll pass through a wood gate and arrive at a stone fountain overflowing with purple and red petunias.
After: A brick path was laid in three different levels with the lowest level at the yard's gate, the middle level at the seating area and the upper level near the entryway. To save money, the window sashes were painted a bold red that popped against the existing house color.