Here's a neighborhood I like to drive through when we're in Plano, just a little north of Dallas.
I love the trees and the planting beds surrounding each of the houses here. This short rock wall below is one of my favorite features, and I'd love to recreate it in our planting beds.
The covered and partially enclosed porch on the left side of the entryway here is another feature I'd like to reproduce in our house. We built a front patio next to our entryway, but we didn't cover it. I'd like a do-over on that!
Here's a close up of that partially enclosed porch. See it under the second story windows?
I love the uniqueness of this house with its two rooms jutting out on either side of the entry and the ground cover flowing up the sidewalk and right up the trees.
I think what attracts me to these houses is how they're situated on each property. Instead of sitting squarely on the lot, each house seems to be adapted to its own site as if it were a house out in the woods instead of sitting in a subdivision right in town.
You don't find square shaped lawns with a walkway going right up the middle of the grass here. Instead, you find curves, bending walkways and sidewalks that swoop and curve.
And of course the trees catch your attention right from the start. The trees appear to be way older than the houses so you have to wonder if that's why the houses appear to be fitted into the trees inside of the trees fitted into the house's plot.
This last picture looks like a church, but it's just the front side of a garage of one of the houses. A statue built into a niche sits in the front yard with beautiful landscaping around it.
I'm not a fan of statues, but I do think the landscaping around the statue is fantastic.
Thanks for dropping by!