WHAT WE DID
CREATE AND ENTRY
One of my favorite challenges has to be the Composto residence in the gated community of Kings River Estates. They love the area of their home and had limited options of purchases within the very small community. Although the residence is open, well-appointed and stunning on the inside, the outside had one major flaw; the home is imperfectly situated on the property lot.
The compost family has been our dear friends for years, and I more than anyone, realize how much they love to enjoy the company of friends and family. As Italians (like my Greek roots), the Composto family has many friends and treat entertaining as a weekly event. Unfortunately, the walkway to the entry was narrow and invariable closed off by parked cars in the driveway. It didn't help that the gate imposing gate his the front door.
Pacing the street for quite awhile, I came up with a plan.. Pull back the fence line of a diagonal and build a low luscan wall with a custom open iron gate to keep their curious dog in hand. And, most importantly, create a new and open walkway to the street. To keep from replacing the entire courtyard stone, we lined the walkway with a matching stone that compliments the existing courtyard patio. Summer, Fall and winter, this is a stunning landscape!