Private Garden – Winnetka, Illinois
Sitting on a prominent corner property in Indian Hill golf course, this new home calls to be seen. The white brick Georgian celebrates symmetry and balance; balconies with Chippendale railings embrace views to the landscape beyond. To maintain these sweeping vistas, the front yard was largely designed as open lawn to flow into the fairway. The gravel drive court with granite inlays and handsome brick columns welcome guests as they arrive. A white brick wall, accompanied by a boxwood hedge, stretches across the entire front landscape. On its interior lies a hidden gravel garden with formal boxwood parterres and intricate stone stoops. To the south, a perennial garden and circular stone detail transitions to the rear yard. A large spa is disguised as a water feature with a lead spout and twin espaliers. The sleek swimming pool aligns with a quaint pool house; open lattice railings pop against a green arborvitae backdrop. The oversized rear terrace overlooks a formal lawn panel. Bluestone herringbone inlays create rugs for placing furniture. In such a visible area, the rear yard is a surprisingly private space for holding great family gatherings.