Little Courtyard, Big Style
You don't need a lot of space to surround yourself with a wonderful garden.
In only two years, the 40- x 20-foot walled courtyard on the side of the new house became a focal point. The garden draws you outdoors to enjoy the many flowers and the tapestry of foliage.
French doors open from the dining room onto a cozy brick terrace, which becomes an extension of the home. A bench and a couple of chairs make the patio a nice cozy sitting area. When the Peays entertain, the courtyard acts as an overflow area, so guests can mingle outdoors without feeling cramped.