at Franklin Lakes
The owner of this Franklin Lakes property wanted to update their property with the addition of gorgeous planting beds full of color at the entrance of the driveway, a new warm, welcoming walkway surrounded by sweeping planter beds full of gorgeous plant life drawing you toward the front door, and a whole new backyard with amenities that make their home a destination for all. Check out our pictures and full project description below..
Beginning in the front of the house, the curb appeal of this property was lifted to another level with the addition of mirroring planting beds on either side of the driveway full of plantings that welcome anyone who is visiting into the property with a natural bright “Hello”!
Moving closer to the residence, a new FRONT WALKWAY was designed with the intention of making it accessible for everyone no matter where their car is parked. The secondary entrance positioned toward the middle of the driveway allows guests to enter the walkway without the need to walk all the way up to the main opening or even through the perfectly manicured lawn. Surrounded by plantings along the foundation and the main entrance, the front of this residence is one that would make anyone jealous.
Moving to the back of the residence, you are met with a white vinyl picket fence acting as a portal to the highlight of entertainment that is the backyard.
A white vinyl pergola meets you as you walk closer to the main entertainment area. Perfectly sized for a dining table to enjoy a family meal outside on a summer evening. Moving through the pergola area, you enter the main area of leisure in the CABANA area. This ROOF STRUCTURE is home to a stunning OUTDOOR KITCHEN & BAR configured in a “U” shape for optimal seating at the spacious bartop that allows for maximum food preparation. This bar is equipped with state of the art appliances including, an ice maker, two refrigerated drawers, a combination garbage/recycling drawer, and storage. Complete with SQUARE AND REC VENEER and a QUARTZ COUNTERTOP, this bar is a highlight of the property.
Also located in the cabana is a state of the art fireplace with wood storage boxes and tv to help make any occasion one that everyone will enjoy. With the fireplace having that same matching veneer as the kitchen, this is made cohesive and gives the feel of being in the same room while being able to enjoy the natural appeal of being outdoors. This ROOF STUCTURE is made complete with high hat lighting, a ceiling fan, speakers and ceiling heaters, so whether you are hot or cold, you can be comfortable while you hang out outside.
The second of the two main features seen in this property design is the 18’ x 36’ GUNITE POOL with a RECESSED SPA and SUNDECK. Perfect for relaxing after a long day or work or taking a dip to cool off from the summer heat. This immaculate water feature is enhanced by the CAMBRIDGE 3 PIECE PATTER PAVER PATIO partially surrounding the pool and allowing for optional space for catching some sun. On one side of the pool, stepping stones were added to keep some of the natural feel of the yard.
Surrounding the property, GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAES were added to give privacy from the adjacent neighbors and give a sense of seclusion to this backyard paradise.
NAMES OF PLANTINGS WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE IN THIS DESIGN:
- WHITE HYDRANGEA TREE
- GREEN VELVET BOXWOOD
- PINK VINCA ANNUAL
- NELLIE STEVENS HOLLY
- GREEN GIANT ARBORVITAE