Leah Drake & Associates - landscape design studio
SMALL WOODLAND FRONT YARD, PALO ALTO
This classic  A Frame wood siding home in the University district needed an uplift to not only the front yard, but also to the front of the house. We added a sturdy but artfully decorative redwood arbor and posts to tie the front overhang to the ground at the entrance, where the overhang had previously seemed airborne.  The front yard was then fenced in to to give the family more private outdoor living and gardening space, as it had previously been "given away" to the street.  The front gate and arbor mirror the same architectural details as the house.  In addition, there is a seating patio, surrounded by a raised herb and flower bed, creating a very intimate and functional outdoor room, amongst maples and woodland shrubs.


Front of House- Arbor and Posts added to tie entry overhang to groundMixed plant textures and colors complement the homeFront entry gate and arborUsed brick Seating Patio and dry stack stone raised bedArbor with rose vines
Used Brick front walk through the maples and woodland plantings