Before the renovation, the front yard sloped towards the street with no interesting curb appeal. Steel planters were terraced into the grade as well as a new flagstone path to easily carry traffic to the front door. A front sitting area also adds function to the otherwise unused space. Lush grasses and shrubs add fresh and airy coziness to the home.
O’Neil Ford’s Texas Modern at 3201 Wendover is on the National Register of Historic Places. With 10 acres lovingly restored from an overgrown tangle to a myriad of trails and meadows, it’s been described as “a meditative wonderland.” Photography courtesy of Jenifer McNeil Baker
The landscape compliments an elegant English cottage-style home with lush planting surrounding a manicured lawn. Water features, such as a fountain and a pool, appeals to the serenity of the space with a touch of sound and pop of blue color. While the pool is contemporary in style, it does not detract from the venerable classic scheme of the home.
This simple garden has the added luxury of a shallow sunning pool tucked in the corner of the yard, built out of the ground and within eye level. The lawn is also framed elegantly by a tall planter with breezy grasses and shrubs. To tie it all together, gravel paths create a softer avenue for foot travel.
This small enclave of mixed traditionally-styled homes was designed to emulate the surrounding Lakewood style from the twenties and thirties. While each home is different, the landscapes work together to form a cohesive neighborhood and give the secluded cul-de-sac the feel of a small park. Lush plantings, gravel drives, patios, water features, outdoor kitchens and fireplaces are all customized for each homeowner within the overall theme.