Pretty — With Parking 1: Before
When this summer house on the Cape was gut-renovated, the landscape received as thorough a rethink. As it was, the modest front yard was overwhelmed by access & parking for cars. How to handle the traffic with grace as well as style?
- Seen in mid-winter before the transformation: The driveway to the garage-guesthouse needed to stay—but is that red van really parking directly in front of the house?
- Sure enough, a U-shaped drive invites vehicles right to the front porch. Ouch!
- A bed of generic shrubbery enclosed by the U-drive wasn't much more interesting in Summer.
- With generic plantings plus vehicle parking literally at the front steps, the property was a challenge to enjoy.