Curb Appeal: Elegant French Country Home

Privet hedges and a curved driveway complement the elegant nature of this French country home in Darien, Conn. For continuity, the Odd Job Landscaping team used topiaries and boxwood planters to give the front door and side garden some structure as well.

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Photo By: Odd Job Landscaping

Curved Driveway With Hedges

Privet hedges match the graceful curve of the driveway and act as a privacy screen for the yard.

Front Door With Round Boxwoods

Structure is one of the underlying concepts of this home's landscape design. Around the front door, boxwoods in planters are a symmetrical welcome that tie in with the garden's clipped hedge border.

Side Garden and Gravel Path

A lattice fence defines a garden along the side of this house. The gravel path is a handsome match with all the green.

Urn With Boxwood and Ivy

The visually intriguing mix of plants and materials in this manicured backyard include bluestone, boxwood, privet hedges, hydrangea and English ivy.

Swimming Pool and White Lounge Chairs

The sparkling pool measures in at 20-feet by 50-feet, a full 10 feet longer than is standard.

Bluestone Patio With Ping Pong Table

This bluestone patio is equally prepared to handle formal gatherings and family fun. A ping pong table sits in the middle of a wide open space between dining area and fireplace lounge. Bluestone pavers continue the look over to the pool.

Side Entrance and Lattice Fence

The lattice fencing around this small side garden is echoed by the nearby side entrance. On either side of the door, English ivy climbs a wire grid.

Side Garden With Wisteria

The walkway in this side garden is made of crushed seashells. Boxwood and climbing wisteria are lush, sweet-scented companions on either side.

Walkway With Stone Star

The homeowners had several planters that were star shaped, so to echo that design, this walkway was given a star made from square and rectangular stones. It's an eye-catching statement in the middle of the path.

Backyard Pool With Inset Hot Tub

The backyard's pool feels especially grand in size now, with ten feet of length added on to allow for an integrated hot tub.

Patio With TV and Fireplace

This patio keeps everyone happy with an outdoor television and wood-burning fireplace. For extra lighting at night, copper gas lantern are nestled into the hedges via concealed posts.

Lawn and Lounge Chairs

A clipped privet hedge defines the outer border of this property and give its guests and residents privacy.

Trellises and Garden Gate

Four pyramid-shaped trellises hide the home's mechanicals.

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