Those vexing plots between street and sidewalk – known by some as “hellstrips” — are getting a makeover. Garden-savvy homeowners are seeing unique opportunity in these often ignored plots, potentially contributing to visitors’ first impressions and “curb appeal.”
A New Front Porch and Remodeled Entry Garden Welcomes Family and Visitors.
For this modest home in Silver Spring, Maryland, we created an idyllic outdoor retreat with strong indoor-outdoor connections. Shown above is the al fresco dining room — with walls of foliage and cedar — in the fence and pergola.
This article is about how garden design effects the “feel” of your home. An entry garden can make a home feel more or less formal. It can make an imposing home feel less or more imposing and it can make a modest home feel more or less modest.
This 1930’s home off Sligo Creek in Silver Spring, MD didn’t have an easy way to take advantage of it’s sylvan setting. The nicest views were from the front but zoning set-back requirements prohibited adding on in that direction.
Whether you call it a Garden Room or Indoor/Outdoor living, opening your Home to your garden is probably the single most expansive change you can make in the feeling of your house.