Craftsman Style Home On a Country Lane

Project: Maintenance, Residential
Location: Cherry Hills Village, CO
This home is located in Cherry Hills Village Colorado, a community that is dedicated to preserving its unique character as a quality single-family residential community in the Denver metropolitan area. The semi-rural community is characterized by narrow roads, no sidewalks and large mature trees. This setting was ideal to create a landscape design for this traditional craftsman-style home.

It was important for us to look at the character of the entire property and its location. First and foremost, for the design, was establishing the front entry, drive and guest parking. in keeping with the casual nature of the architecture, which is characterized by a large front porch, a meandering walk and circle drive were designed. This allows for visitors to experience the home and landscape as soon as they step on the grounds.

As you move through the landscape, not everything has to be disclosed at the onset. A degree of mystery was created through a series of gardens that provide surprises as you walk around the grounds. Flowering groundcovers are embraced by boxwood hedges and hydrangeas. Annual flower and seasonal bulbs are tucked into these flower borders to extend the season and provide continual interest and color. Texture and size were also very important in creating harmony and balance to the home.

The meticulously groomed beds and manicured lawn provide a window into the home's interior and the homeowner's lifestyle.