Curb Appeal: Midcentury Home With Courtyard

Ornamental grasses and a manicured lawn only accentuate the bold, midcentury style of this home. Meanwhile, concrete pavers echo the clean lines of the house and create a path from the driveway to the brick forecourt.

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Photo By: Michael de Leon Photography

Front Yard and Walkway

Landscape designers for this home took their cues from the house's midcentury modern architecture. Walkways, stairs and brick walls aim to be a peaceful, attractive transition through the gardens up to the front door.

Courtyard Entry With Concrete Path

Landscape designers softened this home's brick walls and concrete pavers by planting large ornamental grasses nearby. The path leads into a courtyard.

Raised Steel Garden Beds

Raised steel garden beds are home to vegetables and a flower-cutting garden.

Raised Lawn and Garden

A raised lawn was created as a play space for the family's children. Its low board-formed concrete wall border allows water to drain away from the house.

Garden and Fence With Up Lighting

A wood fence is a warm backdrop for this garden of aspen trees, hydrangea, lavender and ornamental grasses. At night, landscaping lighting gives the garden a golden glow.

Backyard With Siding Wall

This retaining wall is made of the same siding as the house, another example of how designers visually connected the home and its outdoor spaces.

Patio Dining Area With Bench

This patio features a fun design idea that's stylish and space saving: A built-in bench defines the patio's outer edge and saves the need for extra chairs around the dining table.

Concrete Steps With Lighting

Steps up from the driveway get their own special illumination. A border of ornamental grasses soften the stairs' concrete industrial look.

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