Award Winning New England Federal Landscape
Completed in 2014
Over 7000 Square Feet
The client’s goal was to create a New England Federal style landscape to compliment their home. They wanted the driveway, walks and patio colors and textures to compliment the colors and textures of the clay brick house. They requested that the front walk extend into the yard to create a focal point. The client wanted a large entertaining space with a grill and large wood burning gas lit fireplace. Fire features were integrated into the columns on each side of the fireplace. They desired a wood burning fire pit with a seat bench and pergola. A very important part of the project was to create a beautiful Landscape that provides four seasons of interest with a focus on lots of color. The sand mound was disguised with a beautiful perennial garden that attracts birds and butterflies.
A high level of attention to design detail and the installation resulted in minimal difficulties in project execution.
Over 7000 sf of clay brick and interlocking concrete pavers were installed to create the driveway, walks and patios. The circle in the front clay brick walk creates a spectacular focal point. Large masses of plantings provide the colors and textures that the client desired. A post and beam pergola with three posts, circular seating bench and fire pit create an intimate space in the backyard. A matching arbor is the entrance to the stunning backyard entertaining area. The completed Landscape achieved the clients desire to have a Federal style home and landscape in Central PA.
Landscape lighting for safety and beauty
Irrigation system for lawn and plantings
Mortise & tenon post and beam pergola
Fire pit with circular bench
Fireplace and grill
Paver Driveway & Clay Brick Walkways
The interlocking pavers chosen for the driveway create an elegant entrance that will endure the freeze and thaw cycles in the Northeast. Clay brick pavers were chosen and installed in a running bond pattern for the walkways. The front walk leads guests to the front door through a stunning perennial garden. The large circular design in the front walk creates a great focal point. A clay brick walk leads guests through a post and beam arbor into the backyard entertaining space.
The large stone fireplace is the focal point of the backyard entertaining space. It is wood burning with a gas ignitor for ease of lighting the fire. The two gas fire features integrated in the columns on each side of the fireplace create a warm ambiance for guests after the sun goes down.
Post & Beam Pergola
This unique post & beam pergola provides an outdoor room element to the backyard. The circular seat bench provides ample seating for roasting marshmallows over a wood burning fire.
Perennial Garden Disguises Sandmound
This lush colorful perennial garden disguises a sand mound and gives the feel of a widflower meadow in the backyard. It provides cut flowers and attracts lots of butterflies and birds.