This magnificent home’s garden extends beautifully into the front yard. Landscaping ideas such as carefully manicured boxwood hedges, red decomposed granite pathways and surfaces, and bluestone slabs are carried through to the formal entry for a consistently elegant look. The geometric lines and the proportions determined in the expansive rear and side gardens are established...
Arced lines and a bronze garden fountain soften the geometry of the formal landscape, while adding the relaxing sounds of water to the classic setting. A focal point among the intersecting stone pathways and green borders, the garden fountain is an unexpected yet fitting addition. Water features and statuary are often incorporated into landscapes inspired...
Bluestone steps, supported by fieldstone slabs, mirror the angles and proportions of the home’s architecture.
Large bluestone patio pavers enhance the sophistication of the pool deck, complementing the tones of pool house and the in-ground pool itself. The natural stone is variegated in color and size, which keeps this family-friendly entertaining area from becoming too formal. Bringing in a course of red brick pavers around the pool’s edge reprises the...
Combining straight lines and curves adds interest. Experimenting with Color Glenview, Illinois Every year for more than two decades, the Van Zelst team has counted on a new challenge from this long-term client. A lover of color, she has been continually excited about trying new palettes and plant combinations, often based on her whatever might...
A built-in seatwall is perfect for admiring summer blooms. Experimenting with Color Glenview, Illinois Every year for more than two decades, the Van Zelst team has counted on a new challenge from this long-term client. A lover of color, she has been continually excited about trying new palettes and plant combinations, often based on her...
The bluestone pool deck is welcoming yet refined. Extreme Home Makeover Winnetka, Illinois The owner of this home, a respected home builder, completely renovated the property — inside and out. Given his trade, the client wanted to maintain focus on the updated house itself. The Van Zelst team extended the new feel of the home...
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