French Courtyard Created for Entertaining
A dated, boring, plain ranch home gets a new look including a French provencial courtyard out front for entertaining.
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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
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
For less than $1000, this boring space is transformed into a beautiful French Country dining room.
A bland landscape is completely transformed with vivid plantings, stone walls, a bluestone patio and a bubbling fountain.(4 photos)
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