To give the side entrance a lush appearance and an inviting feel, dwarf mondo grass is used between the stepping stones, adding great contrast. The walkway leads to the outdoor living space, which features an arbor, comfortable sitting area and koi pond.
Landscape designer Stephen Carruthers designed his front garden in Portland, Oregon, to be enjoyed from the entry down the stone path to the doorway, as well as from indoors. The L-shaped house forms two walls of the enclosed front garden.
This two-story home features two porches. The lower one has an outdoor seating area with wicker furniture and a candle chandelier. The balcony offers additional outdoor seating, accessible from the home via sliding doors.
Outdoor lights under the covered porch area illuminate the patio flooring as it leads out onto the pool deck. Concrete stepping stones lead through the gravel rock bed running beside the gorgeous swimming pool. A row of lounge chairs provide an area to relax and enjoy the scene.