Barely-There PorchSurrounded by breathtaking red rock mountains, Nancie Plum and Eric Shrode's Sedona, Ariz., home has some of the most dramatic views in the U.S. But they can't see them past the overgrown foliage that blocks their tiny front patio. Their home also suffers from an almost nonexistent entryway, a haphazard hardscape and a side yard that's more like a junkyard. With a budget of $30,000, Nancie and Eric challenged designers Jim Law, Linda Deir and Dan Wetzel to transform their combined patio and carport into an outdoor living and entertaining space, and to create a landscape that lives up to their beautiful surroundings.
Nancie and Eric's home is surrounded by eye-popping scenery, but their entryway is almost invisible. Their well-hidden front door opens out onto a pokey front porch with barely enough room for a few lounge chairs. They want to transform this space into an outdoor extension of their living and entertaining space. As the third generation to live in this family home, they also want to make their own mark on the outdoor spaces.