Remember when I wrote about my driveway project? Unfortunately our area had an insanely wet summer – and it started getting cold before the ground dried out well enough to do major work so we had to stall the project till later (hopefully this summer!)
During the wait I have been consulting books on driveways, site planning and landscaping and have been refining the plan.
The approach to a house can have as much impact as the house design itself. With a dramatic driveway approach you can set an anticipatory mood – and if done successfully – it can be one of the more pleasurable passages on a property. In suburban and town planning – having ‘curb appeal’ is most important – but with larger sites – it is possible to employ curves and natural elements to partially obscure the house and heighten the drama.
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Two beautiful examples of entry gates. Both examples use edging stones to keep the line crisp.
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Driveway Palooza! This one is a seems a bit excessive – but sometimes it is nice to see what an ‘estate’ driveway with many buildings looks like.
image from Hooked on Houses
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This is exactly how my childhood driveway looked. gravel , with a strip of scraggly grass and shaded by interlocking trees.
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I think this approach is such a neat way to solve the dilemma of dealing with a site that has a steep hill