The homeowners wanted their new house to look as if it had stood for centuries. They also wanted to add a formal entrance area and courtyard.
We designed an entrance courtyard reminiscent of a Chester County farmstead from years past. This front courtyard, delineated by stone piers and wood fencing, visually connects the area to the house’s architecture. We removed blacktop, replacing it with gravel for a rustic look and feel. By extending the graveled area we created parking for three cars while keeping the traffic flow of the circular driveway intact. New gates and plantings announce the entrance to the property from the public road. A privet hedge provides privacy, just as it did for farmsteads at the turn of the century.