This huge, 160 year-old stone house is up on a hill, surrounded by an acre of land right in the middle of small city. The home has been beautifully restored. The scale of the garden works perfectly with the big old trees and the architectural style.
The brick walkway connects the sidewalk to the front door. It’s placed in very wide, sweeping curves surrounded by deep flowering borders. The driveway is at the back of the house so it’s all lawn and garden at the front.
I was terribly tempted to tell you that’s me in the white shorts and top but that would be the biggest lie so I won’t. < -random fantasy
This is the side courtyard with Buddha overseeing the pond. Yes, dear readers, I suffered enormous house and garden envy at this one.
In this next photo, just beyond the trees to the right is the fenced-in swimming pool. The breeze below the big trees was divine. You must pronounce it, DEE-VINE, to get the full effect. Very refreshing on a brutally hot day.
This additional patio was at the back of the house. There were three sitting areas in all:
I guess it wouldn’t surprise you to learn there was also a coach house and greenhouse, ensuring my envy achieved the deepest green. There was one other beautiful side garden but I don’t seem to have the photos. I must have fainted by this point.
It is a thing of joy when money and good taste collide.