From the upper terrace, a quaint limestone path and steps slips beneath the canopy of large existing trees to an urban shade garden featuring magnificent globe boxwood clusters, Oakleaf hydrangeas, perennials, and groundcover. The path leads past a bubbler fountain centered on the window of the workout room.
Mirrors give the illusion that this quaint Japanese-style garden is much larger. Here, one reflects a stone pathway through a Zen garden. The sparse plantings work as a backdrop rather than a focal point.
A garage was opened up and turned into a lounge that will easily accommodate the homeowner's large family, as seen on The Outdoor Room by Jamie Durie on HGTV. A stone walkway through the landscaped patio provides a quaint entrance to the cozy lounge.
By providing a quaint bubbling fountain feature from this Terra Cotta pottery, it allowed for a focal feature for both guests who arrive and those that depart since it is centered in both the entry walkway and the front door.
Due to Terra Cotta flooring being used throughout most of the interior of the house, it was critical to link the exterior by using the same material. By using it as a banding material, steps, some veneer and the pottery, the link was established without being overwhelming.