This Southport village home utilizes every inch of its gardens to create a myriad of spaces for intimate gatherings, entertaining, and rest. Although asymmetrical, the design has an illusion of balance, which creates a flow from the front, along side to the rear, and back around to the street. By integrating historic paving materials and masonry styles, the space serves as a reminder of the historic charm of Southport, while embracing a more contemporary form and use.
The entrance is framed by beautiful formal boxwood and a rose garden. Along the side of the house, a narrow shade garden leads to the rear terraces. The spaces are divided up for grilling, dining, and relaxing at the fire pit. The use thyme and other steppables within the paving in the Chaise area and the oval that add texture and softness to the hardscape. Beyond the terraces is a small lawn surrounded by white and purple perennial gardens. This home is a true Southport Gem.