A Belgian block apron decorates the entrance to the garage as drip lines set into the flowering pots water the plants on a daily basis.
An elegant outdoor living space featuring a custom outdoor fireplace built into the side of the garage, stone walls made of local fieldstone and a tasteful custom pergola.
The front walkway, with a wall of Connecticut fieldstone and shrubs that accent the front of the house.
A gravel pathway is lined with colorful perennials, boxwoods, lavender and knock out roses to create the peaceful trail the homeowner was striving for.
The back of the garage, with stone custom masonry leading to the patio.
The enclosed organic vegetable garden has its own watering system, mesh fencing that extends underground to keep critters out and raised beds for all vegetables. The wood is cedar, and a convenient garden shed is attached.
The pergola to the right covers the outdoor kitchen while the one to the left houses the fireplace and entertaining area.
Another view of the outdoor fireplace, with the veggie garden off to the left and self-watering plants in the foreground.
A Grand Outdoor Landscape
New Canaan, Connecticut
This attractive New Canaan property features a patio divided into two outdoor rooms, each defined by its own pergola. The first is a custom outdoor kitchen with a dining area, the second, an inviting living space with a wood burning fireplace (with a gas starter) as the focal point. The outdoor rooms complement and extend the feel and the flow of the interior space, tying the property together as a whole. The patio walls and stone veneer on the house are built from native Connecticut fieldstone, and a gravel pathway leading to the backyard is filled with colorful plants like boxwoods, lavender and knock out roses. An enclosed vegetable garden maintains a charming rural feel, producing fresh, organic veggies in the warmer months.