Narrow DC Property 6 photos

Homeowners had an ugly view of their narrow back yard. The garage is accessed from a back alley; it takes up some of the yard space. My design provided three new entertaining areas: a transitional deck just outside the sitting room door which is perfect for enjoying a cocktail; a grilling and dining terrace set on the diagonal to visually widen the space; a 'getaway' upper garden 'living room' from which to view the house. Lush plantings provide four season interest: color, fragrance and textures abound.

Cathy Carr, APLD

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO AND INSTALLATION: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Cathy Carr, APLD

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Ipe Deck allows spillover entertaining from family room; grill and dining in lower garden room. Stone steps lead to second sitting area beyond lawn.

Cathy Carr, APLD

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Cathy Carr, APLD

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Cathy Carr, APLD

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Ipe decking and Premier composite railing.

Narrow DC Property

DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
PHOTO and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.