Amazing Curb Appeal In Seattle Urban Residence
Curb appeal, as you might know is supposed to bring the charm to the property so that it could be sold at a higher price. Quite the opposite was the situation with the Bennett family. They have bought the urban house in Seattle and started a gardening project so that they could increase the curb appeal afterwards and entirely for themselves. Let’s see how they succeeded in the project together.
Curb Appeal Of Seattle Residence
Seattle Urban Residence Curb Appeal
Although the project was quite challenging, this Seattle residence turned out pretty well. The Bennett family invited over the landscape designer David Pfeiffer who identified a few of the many challenges for this house’s outdoor renovation. One of such hardships was a strange positioning of the entrance, which is located at the side of the house. The curb appeal needed to be as inviting as possible. As mentioned by the landscape specialist, Pfeiffer:
I wanted to create a subtle ‘invitation’ for visitors to follow a path to the side entry. People are drawn toward water and its sound, so I positioned a circular fountain as a formal centerpiece in the front garden space.
Some of the solutions the landscape expert has suggested were a stone-wall enclosure and gravel to highlight pathway from the curb to a sidewalk. However, the owners were not so glad about the stone but what really helped to convince them was seeing the alike curb appeal. The Bennett family instantly fell in love with the idea proposed by a specialist.
Not less important were the plants used in the project. There were red-leaf maple tree and crabapples already growing there, but they have planted other low-growing flowering shrubs such as Hebe ‘Blue Mist’ and H. topiaria, Daphne burkwoodii ‘Carol Mackie’, ‘Fred Boutin’ lavender, and the evergreen, sweet winter box, Sarcococca humilis. The seasonal changes of the foliage increase the attractiveness of this little garden.
There was also some space reserved for the flowering perennials, such as tulips, hyacinths, narcissi, and muscari, Japanese windflower, Anemone ‘Honorine Joubert’, hardy geranium ‘Anne Folker’, and wallflower Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’. This diversity along with some impressive outdoor decorative features helped to create an impressive curb appeal, don’t you think?