Italian Villa Landscape

These clients had a vision of turning their property into an Italian Villa Style Residence, but the current landscape wasn’t complementing the style of the beautiful home to achieve that.  Live Green worked closely with the clients to create a landscape design that included a grand front entrance, an expanded governor’s driveway for easy turn-around access, an improved parking area, a chimney fireplace covered by a natural log wood pergola, and an abundance of plant material to complement it all. The home itself was already meeting the qualifications for Italian Villa Style with its unique architecture, stucco coating, and natural stone work.  By utilizing the right stone materials, plant material, and design style, we were able to give them exactly what they were looking for.

To accommodate the design, Live Green removed the existing asphalt driveway, giving them space for a long, grand entrance driveway to replace it. Western Maryland Stone curbing runs along the entire driveway, setting the boundary and giving an aesthetic look.  Rows of Arborvitae Trees line the driveway as well, providing privacy screening and dimension.  The driveway leads into an 1,850 square foot parking court of Turkish Travertine pavers surrounded by red brick border. In the side yard, we have created a rose garden with a custom chimney-style fireplace with plenty of storage for firewood.  We constructed a pergola from harvested tree logs to provide a rustic feel.  Climbing Roses have been planting around the perimeter of the pergola, and are currently being trained to grow over the pergola.  A stacked natural stone wall is retaining the grade change where the rose garden sits.  To top it all off, we installed roughly one acre of sod to give the client a brand new, healthy lawn.