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French Courtyard Created for Entertaining

A dated, boring, plain ranch home gets a new look including a French provencial courtyard out front for entertaining.

The Reichling family love great food, entertaining outdoors and spending time with family. They would love to create an outdoor entertaining area in the front of their house, flavored with some French provincial style. The challenge is to create this serene French milieu directly off a loud, busy street. With the help of landscape designer Susan Pearlstine and exteriors designer Tom Leach, the Reichlings add privacy to their front yard and will transform their dated ranch home into a stunning beauty.


Build wall the length of front yard on left side of house
Knock brick off front of house
Re-stucco house
Add foam trim around windows

Paint house, new wall and garage
Install new concrete and flagstone pathway from street to front door, including new curved steps at entrance
Add tall hedges around perimeter of yard
Add flagstone patio and new planting areas

Add gate at front entrance
Add large water feature
Add lights on either side of garage door
Top off with a new patio furniture


    • Fountain and birdbath from A. Silvestri Co.
    • Outdoor furniture from Frellen's Furniture
    • Foam trim from Bay Foam
    • Front door from Wholesale Door Source
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