Private residence – With a view
This grand country home is set up high with commanding views over common land covered in purple heather and Scots pine.
The landscaping to the new front entrance of the property consisted of sawn new York paving and a clay brick pavier inlay laid in a herringbone pattern.
We used a white clay pavier laid on edge in a stretcher bond detail edged with a border of sawn york. This formed the everyday parking area to the boot room of the property. The main driveway was laid to 20mm gravel.
As the landscaping wrapped around the side of the house we used a 5mm thick steel edging to give definition to the path edges and planting borders. The paths surfaces were finished using a 20mm Cotswold chipping.
At the back of the property we created retaining walls using oak sleepers adding a bullnose detail to the top edges of the sleepers for a neat finished detailing.
Two of the new dining terraces were created using reclaimed York stone paving. This was laid in a random pattern and traditionally hand pointed. The handrails around the terrace were made from oak and had bespoke metal panelling fitted within.
The planting scheme around the new landscaping consisted of structured mature yew topiary onions, yew topiary pyramids and seasonal planting with a limited colour palette providing a wonderfully calm yet beautiful environment.
- Type: Residential
- Designer: Fiona Henley
- Build time frame: 28 weeks