HONOR AWARD RICE'S NURSERY AND LANDSCAPING, INC. www.ricesnursery.com The front auto court and front door landings became focal points of this uniquely styled cape cod home with separate his and hers garages. Briarhill sandstone slabs were used for the landings and curbing to pull color from the house stone and transition to the manufactured cobblestone with clay paver borders. At the rear of the house, Unilock Beacon Hill pavers bordered with clay pavers create a large walk out terrace. The terrace includes a grill island, pizza oven, fire pit and seat wall. The auto court was installed over a concrete subbase to be certain it would withstand the weight of autos and trucks.
Garden Structures / Pavements Category II - Over $50,000
MERIT AWARD RICE'S NURSERY AND LANDSCAPING, INC. www.ricesnursery.com This unique backyard oasis was developed with intimate seating areas to maximize the enjoyment of the surrounding elements. Large profile pavers with black paver ribbons meandering throughout give the auto court a fresh, modern look. To create interest, the stoop and steps were reconstructed with a wider tread and black accents. The black accents lead your eye through the space. Incorporating the paver accents and changing paver direction not only creates interest, but it unites the spaces.
MERIT AWARD AMERICAN BEAUTY LANDSCAPING www.americanbeautylandscaping.com After remodeling their 1800s Victorian home, this homeowner wanted a patio that would transition down to the autocourt 6 feet below. The extended barnstone curbing and flagstone receiving area link the terrace and autocourt together. The idea of a carriage pulling up at any minute was achieved with Belgard Old World pavers. A permeable base and pea gravel joints with bonding material allow for water infiltration to tree roots. The 6 foot grade change was addressed with a creative series of steps and landings to the autocourt.