Something like this would be nice against the house on the garden side of the property. I would shorten the seating peninsula to 2 people and put tables and chairs behind it on the left (toward the door of the kitchen) for 8-10 people. The pergola would need to cover all of the seating and have a more simple design.
Ignoring the lines of rock in the grass - otherwise I love the openness of this seating area, the large lawn and the hardscape underneath the furniture. I think the hardscape and distance from shrubbery will cut down on the number of insects that colonize the furniture, which is a big priority for me. However, there is nothing cozy about this space so I'm not sure how to balance that "secret garden" feel against insect management.
Here is another step design for the hillside behind the barn; I like this one also.
I like this step design for the hillside behind the barn (railroad ties, gravel) but our rise over run will probably be steeper.
I like this garden design a lot. Clear walkways but plants are in the ground, and vertical posts for tomatoes, peas, etc.
I like the height of this fountain, the fact that you can't sit on the rim, and the planting area underneath.
Another garden idea
This gate is super cool!
This is awesome. Would love to have a freestanding seating area like this somewhere on the property.
This rounded gate would also be interesting for a front entry gate leading from the street to the house.
This is lovely :) but probably not practical for our property.
This is an interesting idea for the front entry gate if we add a path from the house to the street. I like the light on top, although the brick columns are too tall and should be curved/sloped.
Now that I think about it, the bocce ball court should be UNDER something like this.
I like the idea of a curved pergola, although this one is too formal for our landscape. Something like this might be nice to create a second wedding area in the front of the house.
Wow, this is an interesting idea for shade seating, maybe next to the bocce ball court.
I don't know why bergamot and coneflowers are not already on the property but we need to add them!
I love these color combos
Any outdoor seating areas should have hardscape underneath them, or at least mulch, to cut down on the number of spiders getting into the furniture.
I like this sculpture with the peacock on the rim and the mix of grass to flower beds.
Need to have some Russian sage
Love this color combo
Would love something like this at the back edge of the lawn area overlooking the orchard, between the barn and the oak tree.
I saved this for the dog sculpture. We didn't talk to you about whimsy, but both Dean and I like having something whimsical or "fun" in the yard. I've considered giraffe sculptures before, and also those large metal dinosaur sculptures.
I like this one a lot. Could totally see this out by the well, overlooking the orchard.
Another farm garden. I would rather grow directly on the ground than in planter boxes.
I like these materials and design, although I'd want the pathway and gate to be larger.
I like this farm garden
I like this sculpture and the simple color palette, although the design may be too formal for my property.
Yes please!!! I need a dogwood tree please...
Would love to have more lavender on this property, either in rows or as edging or mixed into perennial beds.
Thi one is fabulous.
If the sunroom is big enough then we can use it for small weddings.
Okay...we didn't talk about this either, but I have wanted sunroom since I was in high school! I used to collect Four Seasons brochures and dream about owning something like this.
We didn't talk about this either, but I love the idea of a secret garden spot.
We didn't talk about this, but I would love a few workout stations at the bottom of the hill behind the barn. Ideally I'd use the property for circuit training.
I love this look. Hopefully we can fit something like this on the property.
This is an interesting idea for the bottom of the back 40. Our path around the property line could look like this at the bottom of the hill behind the barn (not with regard to materials but with regard to structure).
love these hydrangeas