I’m simply blown away by this front garden makeover in Seattle. I am not sure what property values are doing in Washington, but I have to think that this garden and curb appeal makeover added way more than the average 10% value increase.
This might be my favorite part. I love neighborhoods that have landscaped areas between the sidewalk ad the street. They really are just much more friendly. Given that this areas is particularly wide, this path from the street to the sidewalk has the opportunity to become a really lovely feature.
Images by leahsteen
The clematis growing over the front door is so sweet. I am forever irritated that many of my clients have a complete phobia of climbers on their homes. Sure, they can always get out of control, but so can the “foundation” trees that are frequently requested. I am a fan of the vines on the house…I say go for it.
It’s not an entirely lawn free makeover, but given the grass is in minute quantities, I think this would even satisfy the lawn-less cheerleaders among us. Are you loving it as much as I am or would you do something different?