Home on a Corner Lot 10 photos

The original split-level home was gutted and almost doubled in size. The landscape and architecture were designed simultaneously for optimal result. BELL BUILDERS were responsible for the renovation.

Home on a Corner Lot

This elegant mostly-green landscape is punctuated with the purple-red tones of Bloodgood Japanese maple and Barberry. Azalea, Astilbe, Boxwood, Laurel and Liriope provide a classic plant palette. A mature CrepeMyrtle is behind the gas lamp.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Home on a Corner Lot

The landscape plan demonstrates the combination of private and public space.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
RENDERING: Carol Gale Designs
Photo by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

BEFORE: Home on a Corner Lot

BEFORE PHOTO: It is hard to see the front door of the original home. The homeowners doubled the size of the house by going up and out into the back yard. The narrow concrete walk was replaced with a more generous PA flagstone walk.
Photo by Cathy Carr, APLD

Home on a Corner Lot

The angle of the walk and steps respects the home's street address. A gas lantern is always welcoming.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping.

Home on a Corner Lot

A stone wall with entry pier handles the change of elevation. 'Home Run' Roses flower more than 6 months of the year.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

DURING PHOTO: Home on a Corner Lot

Construction of the upper patio and L-shaped steps required supporting piers (see Sonotubes), stone-veneered CMU walls, and attention to drainage.
DESIGN and Photo by Cathy Carr, APLD Construction by Garden Gate Landscaping.

Stone Walls and Steps

A simple iron handrail and low stone cheek walls make a journey of the walk up the steps. Vinca, Helleborus, Yew, Azalea and a weeping Cherry tree surround the upper terrace.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Flagstone Patio and Steps

The shape of the step and landing echo the entry roof overhead. Flagstone installed on a diagonal increases the visual feel of the space. The stone seat wall is capped with flagstone which has a thermal edge.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation by Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Colorful Plantings Create Privacy

The homeowners enjoy sitting on their side porch and wanted privacy from passersby. KnockOut Roses along the sidewalk are backed by Forsythia for early spring interest and Nellie R. Stevens Hollies for behind them. From the porch, Nandinas grow in front on the Hollies while the grand Lagerstroemia creates a dark pink cloud of summer blossoms.
DESIGN: Cathy Carr, APLD
Photo and installation: Garden Gate Landscaping, Inc.

Back Patio surrounded by stone seat wall

A view of the private terrace. A stone-capped seat wall awaits a large party.

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