The outdoor dining area centers on the built-in grill with custom stonework. Using the same stone around both the grill and fireplace unites the two spaces and adds visual continuity to the overall design.
Another option for stones as lawn edging is to use large field stones. With this type of rock, you can source material locally and, depending on where you live, from natural areas. If you’re building a home or excavating a site on your property, save rocks you unearth to use as possible edging. When using rocks as edging, fit stones as closely together as you can to limit weed and grass growth. Use a product like Preen between and behind rocks to help prevent weed seeds from sprouting.
From the kitchen, enter through French doors that open to a private, stone-terraced landscaped courtyard and garden. The Colonial style home features a red brick exterior enhanced by indigenous grape vines and mature trees.