Colonial Farmhouse
Private Garden – Winnetka, Illinois

Built in 1918, this Colonial Revival home made a lovely setting for a traditional cutting garden. The front yard features pea gravel and brick walkways that surround two large beds of vibrant perennials; Purple Coneflower, Common Betony, Globe Thistle, and Knockout Roses create a mix of colors and textures at the entry space of the home. Blocks of boxwood hedges at the house’s foundation allow the façade to be showcased against the softscape of the adjacent perennial garden. A custom fence was designed to complement the architectural style and act as a buffer from the busy street. In the rear yard, the lawn stretches the full property, creating a large space for kids to play and a panoramic garden view for parties. A hedge of Green Giant Arborvitae hugs the entertaining terrace to provide privacy without confining the space.