While most people get around to sprucing up their landscape after their home is in tiptop shape, an unexpected act of nature caused the Hamling family to go about things a little differently. A microburst struck their land only a short period of time after they had moved in, taking down trees and wreaking havoc on the landscape. Luckily for them, Wendy Booth of Ivy Street Design came to the rescue.
Recognizing the family’s need for a multi-use backyard, Booth successfully created a place for entertaining, gardening, relaxing and just playing in the sun. And where a home would have walls to separate one area from the next, trees were planted instead. But the place still needed a focal point to tie it all together. So, Booth installed a cozy outdoor fireplace between the living and dining areas.
To enhance the relaxing vibe, a waterfall and reflecting pool were placed at the end of a double path. Flowers and plants were used to surround each design element in carefully selected hues of yellow, gold, purple and blue.
While the house may still need some TLC, the backyard alone will ensure that the Hamlings stay in this spot for many years to come.