Formal Garden

Outdoor space in the city.  A spot of privacy.  Unfussy and – please! – durable for the kids and Fido too.  At this home, located in one of the city’s most in-demand neighborhoods, a new garden space along the side of the house is a welcome relief to urban life for children, parents and dog alike. Six pear trees just off the kitchen soften the sun, provide privacy and welcome guests to a gracious meal.  A simple, yet formal mix of gravel, Indiana limestone, evergreens and lawn is easy to maintain and remains elegant throughout the seasons.  Atop the expanded garage, everyone has ample space to relax on a roof deck. There, the family’s green thumb tends an enviable vegetable garden that is five times its original size.