A bland backyard gets a new whimsical look complete with a fairy tale cottage.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionShea designs a lush, dual-purpose yard that's as alluring to adults as it is to children.
An eight-foot-high arbor runs along the patio and is draped with pink jasmine, while a stone wall gently sweeps around to the small bluestone patio off the back of the house. The spa is moved to the other side of the yard and surrounded by iceberg roses, euphorbia and a tall tupidanthus for privacy. A curved stairway leads up to the grass area, while new stairs off the French doors create a second entrance off the family room. In a space where enchantment is now an every day event, there's always something to explore. Beyond the tranquil wading pool, a luxurious garden provides privacy from the entertaining area and the perfect place for reading or writing.