LANDSCAPE IMPROVEMENT SERIES: MAXIMIZING SMALLER SPACES
June is the month where spring transitions to summer; we've all been looking forward to this warmer weather, summer nights, and more time outdoors. Continuing on with our landscape improvement series, we are showcasing maximizing smaller spaces. Even smaller areas can be maximized to offer incredible functionality when designed properly. Keep reading to see how we maximized these spaces for optimal enjoyment.
ANDOVER’S DOWNTOWN AREA
These properties may have smaller lots and less frontage than other homes in town, however this quintessential downtown Andover home allowed us to create an inviting entry that flows beautifully from the street. From the sidewalk, bluestone was used to create a landing leading to three steps followed by a walkway. Two tall, matching planters used for seasonal plantings and spreading liriope surround the sides of the steps leading to plush lawn. The lawn is met with beautiful, tailored gardens that include boxwood, holly, and blooming hydrangea lining an incredibly restored wrap-around porch. All visitors experience all of this in the time it takes to walk a short distance from the street to the vibrant yellow door; talk about warm welcome!
As challenging as small spaces can be, we find that they always turn out incredible when no detail is spared. We transformed this open-space rooftop to a contemporary oasis in Boston's South End. Using dark composite decking, weathered lead planters, contemporary patio furniture, and lush greenery to offer privacy, this once blank canvas is now an inviting space for relaxing and taking in the city skyline.
COUNTRY CLUB LANE
We transformed this backyard into a true sanctuary fully equipped with an in-ground pool, hot tub, and fire pit. However, the size and shape of the area this property presented was not your typical size to welcome these client requests. The large home combined with rear yard setback as well as conservation setbacks created a small envelope for development. Still, we delivered and designed this space that will provide years of outdoor enjoyment.
If you have a smaller or a not-traditional-sized space that you would like transformed, contact us today and explore the possibilities!