Dull DeckScott and Kelly live just minutes from downtown Denver in a cozy, 1940s brick home. They love being able to enjoy all the city attractions down the street and soak up the spectacular scenery of the Rocky Mountains; however, the couple longs for a front yard that captures the beauty and excitement that surrounds them.
This Denver couple's love of the outdoors is one reason they bought their house with its expansive outdoor space, especially out front. Unfortunately, it hasn't changed much since the house was built, so it's time to level out the wide expanse of grass that slopes down to the street. In addition, they need an updated retaining wall and entrance to their yard. Large overgrown bushes choke the top of the stairs leading up from the sidewalk.
Overgrown PlantingsAfter considering the three designers, the couple decides to go with Paul Wrona's plan. Retaining walls are covered in stucco down at the front of the yard and hold planting beds that flank a wider set of stairs leading up to the new lush lawn. Scott and Kelly can now relax in their new outdoor space, play with their son and take in the Rocky Mountain views that they love so much.
Stunning EntranceThe front yard is now a grand, welcoming entryway to the cozy home complete with a gorgeous new patio. To add contrast and soften the hardscape, they use a variety of plantings, including heavenly bamboo, pin cushion flowers and maiden grass. The old brick makes the patio seem like an original part of the home, and the formerly giant privet is now a garden path.
Brick PatioThe inviting design and elegant brickwork of the new patio perfectly matches the style of their house. The brick pavers are a buff color with dark brown accent bricks, and to define the area, they build a low seating wall out of recycled brick topped with wrought iron rails.