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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.

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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.

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The front walkway, with a wall of Connecticut fieldstone and shrubs that accent the front of the house.

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A gravel pathway is lined with colorful perennials, boxwoods, lavender and knock out roses to create the peaceful trail the homeowner was striving for.

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The back of the garage, with stone custom masonry leading to the patio.

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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.

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The pergola to the right covers the outdoor kitchen while the one to the left houses the fireplace and entertaining area.

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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.