Before: Cracked SurfacesJonathan Endicott, Creston Baker and their two dogs, Drummond and Maggie, feel at home in their 1942 Cape Cod-style house. The pair has done a lot of renovation to the house since buying it, but the front and side yards are in need of some love. They are hoping to create a more welcoming front entrance as well as turn their outdated side yard into a secret garden hideaway.
After: The Perfect StoneAfter a week of consideration, Jonathan and Creston decide to use the expertise of Jeff Brown, who uses a combination of classic and casual. Cobblestone replaces the old cracked concrete creating an older, more settled in look. White traditional railings accent the refinished porch and stacked stone stairway. A new stacked stone planter next to the mailbox features brightly colored plants and gives them some privacy from their neighbors.
Before: Overgrown SpaceThey'd like to clear out the tiny yard on the side of the home and add a variety of colorful plants. Since this space is the first thing guest see as they drive up to the home, it needs to be striking as well as perfect for entertaining and relaxing with their two dogs.
After: Inviting ViewA wood gate is a stunning entrance to the lushly planted side yard. The homeowners decided to install French doors off the dining room, which open onto the new deck. The far wall features an antique door creating a very natural feel for the space. They maximize the space with a decomposed granite path and stepping stones that lead to a beautiful shade garden.