Driveway

February 28th, 2008

We need a driveway.


Oh, and landscaping.

The muddy pit is just not
trés magnific. Most the people I approach (or annoy) with never-ending house questions point to gravel (its cheap, its easy, its fantastic), I’m leaning towards something like this:


(via: desire to inspire)

I love the slabs of floating concrete with the grass running through them (as well as the lovely cement walkway). While the above house is much nicer and more mid century than ours, I think something along these lines might be workable for the extrodinarily long driveway.

Something about an all gravel driveway seems so rural to me…like super hill-billy style. Texas tea, gingham, and chickens running around kind of vibe. There will most likely be a lot of gravel around in the planters and along paths, but used as an accent as opposed to a feature. Like this:


(via: desire to inspire)

We will be attempting to put in a gate somewhere along the driveway for privacy and the illusion of security. Something with nice horizontal slats of wood like the deck pictured above. Simple, minimal, clean lines without any hill-billyness. The house looks pitiful enough with its cinder block walls and foreclosure landscape, theres no need to add to the problem.

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