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Outdoor Project Plans #HWBDO10984
Williamsburg Cape Landscape
0 Sq. Ft.
This extended Cape poses several challenges to the designer. Situated on a
corner lot, the house needs access to both streets, but the noise from cars
stopping at the intersection needs to be muffled. The two doors located in the
front of the house should be distinguished and the long lines of the house
played down. The landscape design provides walks leading to both entries while
clearly defining the dominant main entrance with a formal brick entry court.
Partially hidden by an upright shrub, the entrance to the breezeway remains out
of view but is still easily accessible by family members. The semicircular
planting bed in front of the walkway leading to the breezeway breaks up the
long lines of the brick walk and lawn while balancing the large planting beds
beside the house.
~~The landscape on either side of the front door features symmetrically placed
trees and shrubs to reflect the formality of the brick entryway. Tall,
uniformly oval trees complement the formal design while softening the long
lines of the house.
~~Because the house is located on a corner, access to the street with a front
walkway is desirable. For unity and harmony, the same brick used in the walkway
across the front of the house is used in the front walk. An extensive shrub
border screens the view of the house from the intersection and stifles traffic
noise. A variety of shrubs and perennials makes up this border to provide
interest throughout the year.
Corner properties pose special landscaping challenges. Here the landscape
designer screens the street with a colorful shrub border. A formal walkway
leads from the main street, where guests might park, to the front door. A more
informal walk provides access from the driveway to both entrances.