Puritan 2

Designed to work with the addition of a new workout room, this garden oasis in Birmingham is perfectly suited for a family with an outdoor lifestyle with an eye towards entertaining. Double French doors lead out to an elegant raised terrace. The terrace uses honed limestone pavers on raised pedestals that allow them to be laid flat for a clean appearance without the need for mortar joints. The look is undeniably stunning and virtually maintenance free.

A cozy fireplace anchors one side of terrace while a pair of weathered zinc planters serve as bookends to the fountain on the other. The sounds and textures lend the space an easy feeling of luxury and tranquility. Sweeping views of the gardens beyond enhance the expansiveness of the yard.

From the upper terrace, a quaint limestone path and steps slips beneath the canopy of large existing trees to an urban shade garden featuring magnificent globe boxwood clusters, Oakleaf hydrangeas, perennials, and groundcover. The path leads past a bubbler fountain centered on the window of the workout room.

From the lower terrace, broad slabs of rocked faced limestone treads lead into the lawn. A subtle limestone wall delineates the edge of the garden, its lines accentuated by the soft lush plantings. Beyond, a whimsical garden enchants and entices. Low voltage down lighting enhances every aspect of the design.