Naess Case Study

The design esthetic in Europe is quite different from the United States, and when this client relocated to the States, she was keenly interested in traditional American plants, with a wilder, garden feel.  The home was fairly typical, with a driveway to the garage, and a small path close to the house to the front door.

Our approach was to separate the parking area for guests and visitors from the practical garage access, and create a blend between the walkway and the wild garden feel.  A parking court was designed for the front of the house, with a stone walkway approach that reveals the house and a secluded seating area as you approach.  The gardens and new walkway create a more dramatic, yet friendly approach to the house, and the seating area is a private nook in the front of the house.