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Elegant European Entrance

See the front yard landscape transformation of this beautiful and elegant French colonial home.

Julie and Scott Firestone are proud owners of a French colonial home. They have restored the interior to keep true to 1930s details, but the front entryway doesn't match up to this timeless beauty.

Before

The Firestones hope a new entrance will properly set the stage for their grand home. They want to create a grand entrance that will truly showcase their French-style home.

Before

They would like a design that frames the entry and provides the perfect walkway to their front door while remaining consistent with the 1930s style.

After

Up for the challenge are designers Linda Lawrence, Sherman Sylvan and Wendy Harper. Linda Lawrence presents a colorful plant palette, including burgundy Japanese maples and yellow gingkos, and incorporates a soothing waterfall and small fish pond at the front entryway.

After

After a week of comparing the designs, the Firestones choose Wendy Harper's. Today, the new walkway leads directly to the front door and is framed at the gate with custom ironwork. Sherman proposes a formal French garden theme with antique ironwork and double brick borders. .

After

Two circular fountains would grace each side of the pathway. Wendy plans to match the European elegance of the home with a classical design. This custom look is carried over to the grand cast iron fountain, which includes fish for the kids to enjoy. Wendy has succeeded in unifying the elegant European look of the home into the front entryway, which looks as if it's always been there.

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