This circa 1930's Italian villa formal entrance is is composed of an abundance Indiana buff limestone- the columns, balcony base, step treads/ risers, landings, formal staircase and facade, in addition to a custom- blended stucco for this exquisite renovation...
Shown are Iron arches with climbing wisteria and stepping stones in an area a wooded area. Along the walkway there are various granite benches, blue stone stepping stones & pea gravel sections, sourced natural boulders, a plethora of 'specimen viburnums and maples', pink, blue and white hydrangea and a multitude of small plants in raised beds, all on the periphery of the walkway... breathtaking!
Formal random ashlar blue stone terrace complemented by a blue stone slab prep area and back splash, stainless steel Viking grill with storage area. Prep area moulding and facade wrapped in the aforementioned custom matched stucco
This simple irregular blue stone path leads down to the lower fireplace and terrace. Pictured, are shrubs, a birdbath, planting beds and a small section of the 10' stacked stone retaining wall along the path (foreground) leading to another garden area not shown. Other areas along the recessed pea gravel pathways are numerous 100-150- yr old primary growth hardwoods, specimen Crape Myrtles, Magnolias, Chinese & Blood-red maples, as well as, thousands of flowering plants!
Formal blue stone tread steps, lead from an upper walkway (separate pic) to a large circular blue stone terrace with surrounding stacked- stone cheek walls. The focal point here is a rustic (albeit nicely upgraded) 40- yr old fireplace producing an amphitheater- camp like setting! You're completely surrounded by an abundance of natural vegetation, a meandering creek and waterfalls flowing through the forest, a small cypress bridge.. absolute serenity!
The finishing touches for this circa Italian villa entrance are Antique Hardwood french doors and Wrought iron railings (above and below) from Italy, complimented by custom made wall lamps. completely refinished to look like new.
'The backyard'... this path takes you from the house, along the blue stone stepping stones, up the stairs to the Limestone water wall retreat area in the rear of the property- the features also include a circular koi pond with sculptured water feature; all surrounded by raised colorful flowerbeds, potted plants, more natural forest and specimen trees... 'a country retreat' with more than 15 acres in a prestigious urban neighborhood, truly one of a kind!
An area in the rear of the estate property, ideally suited for an outdoor retreat environ... A cedar privacy fence, Limestone water wall and limestone basin with Koi.. bordered by a limestone- banded spa, terrace with sitting area and Fieldstone stepping stones.